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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

Learning the Al-Anon program in all its deep meanings, and applying it to my daily life, is not a simple matter of going to a meeting now and then. Suppose I had decided to learn another language, or study art or a science, I would have to work at it every day and practice the things I learned until they became part of me. A philosopher or an artist studies every day for years to perfect himself. How can I hope to perfect myself in the Al-Anon way of life without daily application?

Today’s Reminder:

Right now I am reading something that will help me to grasp the Al-Anon philosophy. Right now I will set myself a program of reading the Al-Anon literature, which will help me to understand my problem and improve my outlook on life. Then I will be ready to solve my difficulties as they arise; then I will know when to stand aside and let them work themselves out.

“Understanding is a wellspring of life to him that hath it.”
— Proverbs

“I pray for the steadfastness to read, every day, something that will help me to gain understanding.”

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