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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

We are advised to detach our minds and emotions from the problems created by alcoholism. This does not mean detachment from the alcoholic, who needs our loving understanding. When I learn to disentangle myself from a difficulty, it will be easier to think it through. I will remind myself to pause and analyze. This will keep me from impulsive decisions and give me time to devise constructive action. Each time this happens, it may seem a small conquest, but each helps me to build a serene stability.

Today’s Reminder:

I look forward to the time when I can say with confidence: “In Al-Anon I became able to cope with the realities of my life.” A true sense of reality comes only when we can put all the elements of our lives into the correct perspective.

“God, guide my thoughts and let these guide my actions.”

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