Thursday, December 29, 2011

As a sober man ...

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that, as a sober man in recovery, I get to meet so many varied individuals

for a very insightful Al Anon meeting last night.  We discussed the concept of not accepting unacceptable behavior.  As a sober man, I know that I have choices to form personal boudaries.  I'm not very good at this.  I really hope I will improve.  I have a tendency to be quite passive which gives others the potential to take advantage of me.  So much to learn but at least I have the rest of my life to learn these things and put them into practice.

that, as a sober man in recovery, I attend different types of 12-step meetings and learn how to act in public.

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington


Mary Christine said...

I think you are pretty good at how you act in public.

Annette said...

I love that you went to an Alanon meeting. In my early days in Alanon, I was shocked at the "us and them" mentality that I came across. I thought we were all so happy for each other that we all had found recovery! LOL

Lots of talk about boundaries in meetings around the holidays. Good stuff.

Pammie said...

It is sometimes hard still for me to act right in public. I feel very self centered when a lot of people are around.

Syd said...

Topics about unacceptable behavior and boundaries are good. I too am glad that you are going. There are many alcoholics here who attend Al-Anon.