Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by AmericanGirl, May 23, 2013.

  1. AmericanGirl

    AmericanGirl Member

    My al-anon sponsor gave me six weeks of homework to do. It really helped me so I'm sharing it in case it helps anyone here.

    He told me to say to myself (at least once a day), I forgive myself. I asked what I was forgiving myself for. He answered everything.

    It helped lower my guilt for things outside my control and for things I should have let go of a long time ago.

    after a couple of weeks, I tried saying I forgive myself while looking in a mirror. It was harder.

    after six weeks, I feel better about myself.

    Now, we are taking the Serenity Prayer and breaking it into three pieces. For June, we are concentrating on the first part. It has become rote and we are trying to stop that. If you just say...God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. Vary it up. Emphasize different words. Look in a mirror. Write it out. July is part two. August finishes it up.

    *Again just sharing....
  2. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Love Al-Anon and all the other twelve step groups.

    Thanks for reminding me and sharing.