Weaving my personal recovery using the fabric of Emotions Anonymous and the healing strands of Alanon.
I'm learning H.O.W. to calm the chaos when my "dry" drunk wreaks havoc.
January 17, 2012
Happy Birthday to you!
Today is the day the One has made, and it is a birthday for at least five people I know.
First, there's Benjamin Franklin. Who was born on this day in 1706. Although on his Old Style calendar it would have been January 6, 1705.
Then there is my DH, who was born on this date during WWII in Southern California. Next, our son, born a birthday present (unwrapped) at the turn of the last century. Then, my brother's first child was born five years later. Yes, on the exact same date.
Not long after I began blogging here in 2010, I discovered another person who shares the same date, sojourning in one of my programs, Al-anon. Please go on over to wish Syd a Happy Birthday, too. Tell him Smitty sent you.
And a quote from Paris Hilton for the rest of us. Fits my program walk these days.
"The way I see it, you should live everyday like it's your birthday."
I am a member of Emotions Anonymous, which adapts AA's 12 steps for recovery from alcoholism, to recovery from emotional illness. Sojourning in Al-anon, a program for family members of recovering alcoholics, has helped me in dealing with my family, which was impacted by borderline personality disorder. Feel free to read!
If you'd like to the next step and participate daily in a path to emotional healing, using EA's Twelve Steps, please join us our autonomous group on Big Tent at https://www.bigtent.com/groups/emoreroom