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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

In Al-Anon we start by clearing out the debris of our own mistakes. We learn to recognize how much we ourselves have contributed to the destruction of our home life.

This was no vacuum we were living in, with only the alcoholic doing all the damage. We reacted, too, and made things worse. We are asked, here in Al-Anon, to reflect on our own conduct. Did we talk too much, too loudly and hysterically, when we should have kept silence? Did we oppress the unhappy drinker still further at hangover time, with a black and sulking silence, when a few comforting words might have turned his thoughts toward looking for help?

Today’s Reminder:

How difficult it is to face our own shortcomings! How much easier it becomes when we face them together in Al-Anon, since many of us have been guilty, unknowingly, of the same mistakes.

“Make me grateful for having been shown a way out of my difficulties through the Al-Anon program of self-understanding. Make me humble enough to accept a new and more rational view of my life.”

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