Sunday 11/13 Meeting TOPIC: Gratitude

With the understanding that addiction is a disease and the realization that we are powerless over it as well as over people's lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive with our own.

Then, and only then can we be of any help to others.

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Sunday 11/13 Meeting TOPIC: Gratitude

Post by lbogie » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:21 am

Date and time of meeting: Sunday 11/12 8:00 pm Eastern
Topic: Gratitude
Discussion leader: Lois (lbogie)
Personalized Topic Comments: Gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for
and to return kindness.

I choose to be thankful for what I have and be ever so grateful to my HP as I believe I am exactly where I am supposed to be and I am provided with everything I need.

Wikipedia - "Grateful people are happier, less depressed, less stressed, and more satisfied with their
lives and social relationships".

Grateful people have more positive ways of coping with the difficulties they experience in life, being more likely to
seek support from other people, and grow from the experience, and spend more time planning how to deal with the
problem.

SESH July 26 ~ "If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with Gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul." ~ Rabbi Harold Kushner

Please join us on Sunday November 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm EST and we can share our thoughts on our "Silver Linings, our Gratitude Lists or anything on your heart.


Please check below for information on accessing the Chat Room. Also, please read the preparatory information before the meeting. It will help you to understand how the meeting is run, guidelines, and answer many questions for newcomers and long timers alike.

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Access information:

for PC's - click on Chat icon to access Chat room. Log in with Forum login. Click on "Click here to enter Nar-Anon Recovery Room".

for Apple/other HTML devices - Paste the following into browser http://host10001.123flashchat.com/naranon/htmlchat/123flashchat.html
Log in if required then Click on "Click here to enter Nar-Anon Recovery Room".

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SO THAT YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE MEETING GUIDELINES:

Once the meeting has opened, we only read from or talk about conference approved literature which can be found on the literature order form from WSO at nar-anon.org.

Anything you hear tonight is strictly our own opinion. The principles of Nar-Anon are found in our Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. If a member says something here that you cannot accept – remember he or she is speaking from their own experience, they are not speaking for Nar-Anon. When you leave our meeting, take home those thoughts that will be most helpful to you, forget those you feel will not be helpful, and keep coming back.

We ask that you speak only as a member of Nar-Anon.

Please read and become familiar with the 12 Steps, Traditions and Concepts and posted under Announcements in the Nar-Anon Family Forum. It it is important to understand the principles of this program.

The following are some important guidelines that will help you get the most out of the meeting.

The meeting today will last between 1 hour and 1-1/2 hours.

If you need to leave the meeting early, please try to leave after an individual has completed their share to minimize interruption.

In Nar Anon meetings, we do not engage in CROSSTALK. Personal progress for the greatest number depends on unity, so we take turns sharing our own experience, strength and hope; we do not interrupt each other or engage in dialogue (either directly or through private messages); we do not put the spotlight on just one member; we do not give advice, offer solutions, or try to rescue one another. we do not offer our personal opinions, criticize or judge anyone.

What is CROSSTALK? It is talking across the group to or with a specific individual. For the purposes of our online meeting, crosstalk refers to interrupting an individual while they are sharing with any typed comment.

It also refers to private messaging between individuals. It is important that we allow everyone the opportunity to engage in the meeting without the distraction of private messages.

By patiently listening, we show respect for each other and our concern for the common welfare of the group. Loving interchange can occur outside the meeting time via one-on-one or group conversations, e-mail, telephone and sponsorship and staying after the meeting for open chat.

To participate and share in the online meeting we follow these guidelines for sharing:

To share, type “!” and wait to be recognized by the discussion leader.

In fairness to all who wish to share today, please keep your sharing to 3 – 5 minutes of typing. Once you are finished sharing, please type “done” so we are aware you have concluded your share.

To avoid any crosstalk, advice or feedback when an individual has completed their share and allow time for all who wish to share today, please limit your responses to a simple TYFS and a few brief kind words of recovery related support and encouragement.
“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”

― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

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Re: Sunday 11/13 Meeting TOPIC: Gratitude

Post by lbogie » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:13 pm

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“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”

― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

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Re: Sunday 11/13 Meeting TOPIC: Gratitude

Post by lbogie » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:35 pm

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