Seriously, Though: ODAT

As we call it in the rooms.

Oof. Not gonna lie, this little blue book still gives me the shudders. I bought it, resisting, and read it, unwilling. But after buying it and becoming willing, that’s when the changes — the courage to change — started taking effect.

Copyright prevents me from publishing a photo of today’s page, but here’s how they work:

1] There’s block of text, one paragraph or more, that speaks to an issue, whether it be a step, a slogan or an issue, like control, or fear, or feelings.
2] Then comes ‘Today’s Reminder’ which is a gentle suggestion based on the reading.
3] Lastly, although it is part #2, is a quote that puts a cap on the whole thing.

Today’s #3 bit is: ‘Courage is fear that has said its prayers’.

When I was so, so scared of horse riding, when I first started, I used to mutter a little call out to whatever class of Higher Power might be watching. I hadn’t done that in ages, until I started riding William last year, and now it only occurs at the odd time.

In these odd times, I’m going back to basics in all ways, and this little blue book is going to play its part again.


Here a link to Al-Anon’s USA home page, and to the one in Ireland. A quick search will find one in your home country.


Many Brave Fools: A Story of Addiction, Dysfunction, Codependency… and Horses is AVAILABLE NOW.

Order your copy today:
> In the US, click on over to Trafalgar Square Books’ site.
> In the UK and Europe, visit Quiller Publishing’s page.

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