Wed. 12/6 Meeting TOPIC: We Are Worth It

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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Wed. 12/6 Meeting TOPIC: We Are Worth It

Post by lbogie » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:26 pm

Date and time of meeting: Wednesday December 6, 2017 8:00 P.M. EST
Topic: WE Are Worth It and Worthy of Self Care
Discussion leader: Lois (lbogie)
Personalized Topic Comments: Let’s lighten up the meeting and shake things up a little.

I propose that we get to know a little more about each other and share (if you like), what makes/made/will make, us special. Let’s be “Lois etal” instead of our ALO's loved ones. Let’s be US! What makes Us who we are? Who ARE We? Who do we Want to Be?

Perhaps, if you are like me when I first arrived here, I didn’t think I was “worth it” at all. In fact, I was pretty broken. Sad, angry, feeling tremendous guilt, fear, worry, anxiety, despair and didn’t know what else to do. Nothing was changing except that my life was getting much more unmanageable and I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I felt like a worthless piece of
nothingness. But now, thanks to HP, my Program, my Sponsor and many others, I know that I am worth it and so much more!
I do not need to neglect myself to further better others.

Let’s unload all that baggage and lift each other up by sharing (if you like) our Gifts, Talents, Passions or Thoughts on exactly
WHO we were/are/would like to be.

Let’s encourage ourselves and each other and embrace the opportunities we have to learn that there IS a better way to live!
We ARE important! Together, we can and do learn, one day at a time on our mutual journey.

Please join us in the Chat Room Wed. Dec. 6 at 8 pm EST.

We can get to know one another (if you like) and as Always, share what is on our Hearts. :)

(Hugs)
Lois



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Re: Wed. 12/6 Meeting TOPIC: We Are Worth It

Post by lbogie » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:00 pm

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

― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

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