The Forum Magazine
Al-Anon's monthly magazine, The Forum, contains many personal stories of inspiration, some of which are made available each month on the Internet by authorization of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
As the “Just for Today” bookmark (M-12) says, “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” I now believe this statement to be true. For many years, however, I was only as happy as the situation was that day.
My husband got angry when my children told him that he was an alcoholic. When they confronted me with those words, I said it was impossible. My husband went to work every day, came home every night, and earned a paycheck. How could he be considered an alcoholic? Alcoholics lived under bridges and didn’t have a job or a place to call home.