If You Leave Me, Can I Come With You? Daily Meditations for Codependents and Al-Anons…with a Sense of Humor


By Misti B.

Beginning with New Year’s Day, readers will enjoy Misti B’s honest and humorous reflections on her experience as a codependent person who attends Al- Anon, a Twelve Step recovery program for individuals affected by the disease of alcoholism.

She offers a year’s worth of daily meditations in a lighthearted manner. They are inspiring and delightful. Misti shares the valuable life lessons she learned and sayings she heard in and outside of the rooms of recovery. For example, after hearing a speaker discuss Step 8, she realized, “What I do directly reflects what I am inside. If I say I’m pursuing a spiritual life, I need to act like it. If I bring God into all of my encounters, then there’s less chance of me ruining someone else’s life. Or even my own.”

Each essay closes with an “In spite of myself” section such as, “God, help me to not cave into fear. It limits my options.”

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Last Updated on September 6, 2016