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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

For my own good I will go to Al-Anon meetings with an open mind, ready to receive and accept new ideas. For my own good I will apply these ideas to my own life.

If I go to meetings with a mind tightly closed, ready to criticize what I hear, it is as though I were to hold a teaspoon under Niagara Falls in an effort to get water for my thirst.

Every Al-Anon meeting has something important to give to the listener and the sharer. I must be willing to listen and share.

Today’s Reminder:

I will remember that I go to Al-Anon for the instruction and emotional support I cannot find elsewhere. I will get help from others who understand my distress; I will ask for their guidance as to my own shortcomings which I may find difficult to recognize. I know I need not accept everything everyone says, but the thinking process it engenders will set me on the right path.

“I pray that I may always bring a healing helpful message to my fellow members in Al-Anon, and I pray for the willingness to search out the good in what they say to me.”

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