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It’s the worst of times.
It’s time for graduations, baby showers, weddings, vacations, kids’ and grandkids’ ball games, gardening, Al-Anon conventions, you name it. While all these occasions can be joyous, they also can also be stressful, especially when they come in bunches.
Greetings!! I am glad we able to get together again for the business of PA Al-Anon as we dive deeper into our second year of our term and Panel. Thank you for the opportunity to serve and grow as your Delegate. My hope is that your enthusiasm is growing on your service journey and that you are finding that service can be fun and you are reaping the rewards of giving back! If you are new to PA AWSC, welcome and I am glad you are joining us along this journey as we all are –
What’s life without its challenges, huh? Earlier this year, Lori F., our delegate, called to tell me that the World Service Organization (WSO) doesn’t want anyone quoting passages from any of the Conference-Approved Literature (CAL) that could be accessed by the public, especially online. We can reference a short segment, but only with permission from the WSO. It all has to do with copyrights.
I hope this message finds you all doing well as we continue our work in our second year of our service term. Maybe some of you are starting to feel alittle more comfortable with what goes into serving the Area and this fellowship. I do hope that is the case and if not, no worries you are right where you are supposed to be and keep taking it one day at a time. You are not alone! I am writing to keep in touch and share with you as the 2022 World Service Conference is on the horizon.
As I prepare for the Conference, it is easy to think about the journey that I can look back on and the journey that lies ahead while all the while focusing with gratitude on the day and my experiences. A recent reading in our daily reader sparked me to reflect further.
I love page 107 in our One Day at a Time in Al-Anon (B-6). It has me thinking of what I call the 4D’s of our program: “First I Dream, then I Do, then I Detach and then I let God Determine the outcome”. Helpful concept indeed for me!
Yes, Spring is finally here! Flowers are starting to bloom and the air is getting warmer.
What a wise little book! That’s what I first thought when I began reading When I Got Busy, I Got Better (P-78). Sentences and paragraphs began to jump out at me.
PA Area Al-Anon 49th Annual Convention
June 10-12, 2022 at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Mansfield, Pa. (Tioga County)
Greetings!! I am glad we able to get together again for the business of PA Al-Anon as we enter the second year of our term and Panel. Thank you for the opportunity to serve and grow as Pennsylvania’s Delegate. My hope is that, like me. you are finding balance in serving Al-Anon. If you are new to PA AWSC, welcome and I am glad you are joining us along this journey as we all are.
The Forum remains the best bargain in Al-Anon. Monthly issues—either digital or in print—cost only $11. But it’s the content of The Forum that makes it so vital. The stories are by Al-Anon members, by us and for us. They are short and inspirational.
Our three daily readers offer a treasury of Al-Anon wisdom. But it wasn’t until my sponsor started going beyond the readers while chairing our home group meetings that I really came to see the depth and variety of our Conference Approved Literature (CAL).