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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

The Al-Anon program really works because it helps us to get away from ourselves. When we think constantly about our grievances and the “faults” of the alcoholic, our minds are too confused to accept new ideas.

I will drop this fruitless worrying and concentrate on strengthening myself to accept each day along with whatever it brings. With my mind and my emotions refreshed and cooled by working one of the Twelve Steps or a slogan (“Let go and let God,” for example) I will be better able to see my difficulties in their correct perspective.

Today’s Reminder:

As I become less self-centered, I will have stronger defenses against being hurt by slights and injustices. Minor crises will not loom large because I will not allow myself to magnify them out of proportion to their importance.

“I pray that I may grow in my ability to use each day with poise, wisdom and a touch of humor. With God’s help, I can teach myself not to turn little troubles into big ones.”

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