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May 18, 2018

FRIDAY MORNING AL-ANON MEETING 9 AM EST (6AM PACIFIC)

I got up this morning and read pg. 139, May 18th in our Hope for Today daily reader. It speaks of Tradition Four and how we can apply it to our daily lives. It really spoke to me this morning, and I am hoping it will speak to you as well.

TOPICS: Topic: Tradition Four, Minding My Own Business and Open topic as it relates to living with an alcoholic or alcoholism.

The website link to the group meeting room is http://www.12stepforums.net/chatroom2.html. There are other ways to join the room also. Using mIRC or other chat client, the server we use is irc.chat4all.org, port 6667 which users will need to add to their IRC server list, and our room name (#alanonchat) to their IRC channels. Hope you'll join us.

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Today's meeting is based on pg. 139 from Hope For Today:

I never thought that the Traditions applied to anything other than my Al-Anon group. Now I realize they pertain to me as an individual because I'm a member of my family and other groups. Tradition Four, which speaks of groups being autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or Al-Anon or AA as a whole, has been especially meaningful to me. It tells me that I have choices and may make whatever decisions I desire in my best interests, provided those decisions do not harm another person. If I have the God-given right to make my own decisions, then it follows that other people have this same right. Therefore I need to respect their right to choose, free of my interference, judgement, and control.

Peacefully allowing others to make their own decisions can be difficult for me, especially when I think I know best for someone else's life or when I fear that someone's decision will have a negative impact on me. If I ignore this Tradition, the result can range from minor irritation to more serious repercussions, including ruptured relationships. 

Thought for the day:

Tradition Four is about respecting others enough to let them make their own decisions.

"Tradition Four is democracy in action. With it, we can step out into the world well-balanced between freedom and responsibility." Paths to Recovery, p. 166

 



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