We Are Not A Glum Lot

we are not a glum lot

We aren’t a glum lot. If newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn’t want it.

We absolutely insist on enjoying life.

We try not to indulge in cynicism over the state of the nations, nor do we carry the world’s troubles on our shoulders.

When we see a man (or woman) sinking into the mire that is alcoholism, we give him/her first aid and place what we have at their disposal.

For their sake, we do recount and almost relive the horrors of our past.

But those of us who have tried to shoulder the entire burden and trouble of others find we are soon overcome by them.

So we think cheerfulness and laughter make for usefulness. Outsiders are sometimes shocked when we burst into merriment over a seemingly tragic experience out of the past. But why shouldn’t we laugh?

We have recovered, and have been given the power to help others.”

source: Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 132


“We are not a glum lot…” is the theme of our Anniversary. Alcoholism is a family disease. Al-Anon is for the family and friends of alcoholics. All are welcome. We are celebrating our 65th. year Anniversary at the Industrial Group, 1411 First Street, Galena Park, Texas 77547, on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Join us for food and fellowship. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.