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Tradition 1 Al Anon

Tradition 1 - Our common welfare should come first; personal progress for the greatest number depends upon unity.

I absolutely love this tradition. I apply this to both my personal life and my professional life. Before Al Anon there was only one way and that was my way. I would fight and argue and manipulate to get my way. Then I'd be angry when others weren't happy with my way. 

Today, I'm able to listen, to consider other options, to seek compromise and to take part in a vote when necessary. Today, I attend business meetings of my home groups. I have 3 home groups, one on zoom, one that's local and one online. I share my voice and opinions at business meetings and then listen to others perspectives. I raise my hand and vote and then accept the outcome knowing that all voices were heard.

At work, I also listen more than I talk today. When new ideas are presented, I join in with my ideas of how to best execute these ideas. I'm 100% on board with whatever the final decision is. I remember the first meeting I attended after learning this tradition. I went into that meeting knowing I would listen, knowing I would not argue, and knowing I would support everyone else in that room. I was told a few times that day how wonderful it was to have me in that meeting. Wow, that was a first!!!

And finally, in my home life, I listen to others. I work at part of a team and I am willing to vote on what is the best solution when we are all together.

Do you have any ESH on tradition one?

In gratitude




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