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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

In the Steps which precede the Tenth, we have been dealing with the past — cleaning house, so to speak. We have searched the corners of memory for grievances to be adjusted by means of our new view of our role in life. Now, with Step Ten, this procedure becomes a daily ritual, a housecleaning that takes place in a nightly review of the day’s happenings.

“Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.” If this Step becomes a part of our daily life, there will be no backlog of guilt to worry about; we keep order as we go along.

Today’s Reminder:

The Tenth Step is essential to the Al-Anon promise I make to myself to live one day at a time. Although I cannot expect to achieve perfection, can observe my progress and enjoy the deep satisfactions it can bring me. It may have little obvious effect on my outward circumstances at first but keeping myself receptive to solutions will guide me to them.

“Look to yourself — it is there that all your answers are found.”

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