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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

Coming into Al-Anon can be like stepping into a bright new world. I begin to realize that I really can change my life by doing away with my fear, bitterness and resentment. This means I must guard against judging others by my standards. It means examining and improving those standards and living up to them myself. If I am bitter, it is because I have allowed myself to blame others for my fate—blaming Fate, or the alcoholic, or God, for everything that has happened to me.

Yes, coming into Al-Anon and living with the program can give me a new view of my world, by helping me to see myself more clearly and accepting Al-Anon’s suggestion to change myself instead of others.

Today’s Reminder:

I had never admitted to myself that I was wrong or at fault in anything that happened. It was something of a shock to learn that I am expected, as part of the Al-Anon program, to search out my own shortcomings. I must be honest with and about myself in order to start on the high road to serenity. Will I be able to meet this challenge?

“Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it is impossible for anyone to accomplish. But whatever is possible for another, believe that you, too, are capable of it.” — Marcus Aurelius

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