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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

The contented, well-adjusted person has no need to look for flaws in others. If in our thinking, one critical thought leads to another, the habit of making adverse judgments can grow into a major fault. Such criticism has the effect of pushing love right out of the picture. This, in turn, leads us to feeling sorry for ourselves because people do not respond to us as we would like them to.

I cannot change another person, and I have no right to try. What I can do is to change my own outlook on life, so I can see other people’s good and pleasant qualities. I can do this by living the Al- Anon way.

Today’s Reminder:

With Al-Anon’s help, I can make my battered old world into a shining new one. I have often seen it happen for many people I have met in Al-Anon. When I see such changes, I know they can happen to me, too.

“I ask for the help of my Higher Power in making my little victories into bigger ones by living each day as well as I can, for myself and everyone I encounter.”

From the book “One Day at a Time in Al-Anon”. © Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. 1973