New Year's Eve Meeting 12/31/2017 8:00 pm EDT Reflection: New Year's Eve

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New Year's Eve Meeting 12/31/2017 8:00 pm EDT Reflection: New Year's Eve

Post by endoftheroad » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:03 am

Date and time of meeting: Sunday Night 12/31/2017
Topic: Reflection from SESH
Discussion leader: Susan

My name is Susan and I have been with the Forum for 3 1/2 years. My darling addicted son brought me here. He is a hard core heroin addict and has been "out there" for almost 8 years. He has periods of recovery and I have learned that I am powerless over his addiction. I have learned however that I can turn my will and my life over to a Universe that will serve me well. I am a recovering mom, full of hope and love and excited for my own changes as we enter a New Year.

I will quote from our SESH book, the last entry in our book as we wrap our year and look forward to a new one!

" Today is the end of the old and beginning of the new. I look forward to the New Year with hope for continued recovery and growth. I thank my Higher Power for showing me the way. Today I am exactly where I am supposed to be."

Let's reflect tonight on our year, our growth, our strengths, how we are changing. And then let's lovingly talk about where we might like the new year to take us.

Light a candle for Faith Hope and Charity, put on your comfies, pour a cup of tea and join us for a meeting tonight full of love and hope!


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Re: New Year's Eve Meeting 12/31/2017 8:00 pm EDT Reflection: New Year's Eve

Post by endoftheroad » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:34 pm

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