MUSTS in the Big Book
The winds of change blow through our life, sometimes gently, sometimes like a tropical storm. Yes, we have resting places - time to adjust to another level of living, time to get our balance, time to enjoy the rewards. We have time to catch our breath.
But change is inevitable, and desirable.
Sometimes, when the winds of change begin to rustle, we’re not certain the change is for the better. We may call it stress or a temporary condition, certain we’ll be restored to normal. Sometimes, we resist. We tuck our head down and buck the wind, hoping that things will quickly calm down, get back to the way things were. Is it possible we’re being prepared for a new “normal”?
Change will sweep through our life, as needed, to take us where we’re going. We can trust that our Higher Power has a plan in mind, even when we don’t know where the changes are leading.
We can trust that the change-taking place is good. The wind will take us where we need to go.
Today, help me, God, to let go of my resistance to change. Help me be open to the process. Help me believe that the place I’ll be dropped off will be better than the place where I was picked up. Help me surrender, trust, and accept, even if I don’t understand.
You are reading from the book:
The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie
The reunion is NEXT weekend!!! Here is the link to the flyer that has the schedule and who will be speaking. These speakers are incredible!! Come back and get some La Ha LOVE on you :) Family and friends are welcome too!
September is Recovery Month
Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.
Hey guys, Krystle here from Alumni headquarters. Hope everyone has had an amazing summer! I can’t believe that it is coming to an end already. For many years now La Hacienda has done one of the hospitality rooms for the annual Hill Country Roundup. We cook lots of chili dogs for all the hungry folks in the Fellowship, and of course, we always make sure to have plenty of the carrot cake and brownies that everyone loves. I definitely have to thank all of the Alumni volunteers; we could not have pulled it off without them! They hang out for hours cooking, cleaning, and helping any way that they can. The Big Book on pg. 20 says, “Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs.” This was very evident during Roundup weekend; I had countless people offer to help us out. Plus, there were many others involved in service work to keep the conference running smoothly! Such an amazing weekend! Keep doing the deal guys! As the Book says, “It works—it really does.”
Happy, Joyous, and Free,
Reunion is coming up the last weekend of September and we would love to see all of you here! To make things a little easier I have links below for more information.
Places to Stay
For more information call or email Krystle, 800-749-6160 ext. 516 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture above was the alumni made “bonfire” because of the burn ban, we have some crafty, creative alumni!