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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

Why did I come into Al-Anon? Most of us came because we were desperate, lonely, bewildered about the alcoholic’s behavior.

The important thing to consider is this: Am I desperate enough to try the Twelve Steps, even if I don’t believe anything is wrong with me? I came wanting to find out how to change my spouse, and the first thing I was told was that the only person I can possibly change is myself. If I really want a new way of life, I will first look deep within myself and admit my own shortcomings.

Today’s Reminder:

It is not the alcoholic who is my responsibility. My job is to do something about my own faults, my own part in the mess our life has become. Can I admit that my own irrational behavior helped to create the mess? I am sure I will realize it in time, with the help of Al-Anon.

“I pray for humility to accept the fact that I need help, and for the firmness of purpose to take action to get it. I ask for the aid of my Higher Power in striving for a better way of life.”

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