Friday, September 23, 2011

Al-anon: Friends of Lois

       27 years ago today I started on a new path with Al-anon, a
       12-step program that saved me...gave me support, gave me a
       new way to live, along with hope and strength  and courage.
       This was not easy but it was there...the chance for a fresh start.
       There are 12 steps, 12 traditions and then the 10 commandments
       given to Moses that I had been following since childhood.
        I will always remember this day in celebration and thanksgiving
        as it is as important as my belly button birthday but is called a sobriety
        birthday. A big THANK YOU to all the anonymous people who helped
        me on my journey. This is my real do-over date I celebrate.
                Happily I share this day on the feast  of Padre Pio  
                  "Prayer is the best armor we have,
                   it is the key which opens the heart of God."
                                         St. Pio of Pietrelcina.

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