Skip to main content

One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

It is said that everything people do has a selfish motive. The members of AA freely admit theirs is a selfish program. So, too, is ours. We know that offering Al-Anon to those who need it—who need its reassurance, comfort and personal concern—will make bigger, better people of us. This is actually constructive selfishness.
It is high time we changed our thinking about that much-maligned word. The highest form of selfishness is to give of ourselves so that we, in turn, may broaden our understanding and confidence. The richest rewards come from helping others with no thought of reward.

Today’s Reminder:

The greatest thing we learn from the Al-Anon program is that we cannot get unless we give. And this is equally true of all phases of life. Those who are not willing to serve the group, who shy away from sharing themselves with those in need of help, are very apt to find themselves frustrated in solving their own problems.

“There are those who have little and give it all. These are the believers in life and the bounty of life and their coffers are never empty.” — Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

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