Meeting Wed. 2/6 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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Meeting Wed. 2/6 Topic: Gratitude

Post by lbogie » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:24 pm

Date and time of meeting: Wednesday Feb. 7, 2018 8:00 pm Eastern
Topic: Gratitude
Discussion leader: Lois (lbogie)

SESH February 22
"That which I am grateful for likely emerges as an awareness of my Higher Power's presence. When I am thankful and grateful, I am a better person and this radiates to all with whom I interact".

Thought for Today: Gratitude is the silver lining as I seek recovery. When I choose to live in and with gratitude, I am one step closer to finding serenity.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them".
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

Grateful people also have less negative coping strategies,being less likely to try to avoid the problem, deny there is a problem, blame themselves, or cope through substance use.

Grateful people sleep better, and this seems to be because they think less negative and more positive thoughts just before going to sleep".

I am so very Grateful for this Program and Honored to be able to give back, in some way, that of which was so freely given to me.

Please join us Wednesday Evening at 8 pm EST and let's share some of our Gratitude Lists or share anything on your heart.
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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.
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