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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

During the days of the active alcoholism, every problem loomed so large that I was overwhelmed by it. It was the most important thing in the world. It was the final calamity. Hysteria was in charge. I must have known there was a world outside all this — a sane, comfortable way of living. But this was way beyond me while I was wrestling with my daily shocks and despairs. Now that I have found Al-Anon, I look at my problems with a better sense of proportion and balance. I see problems worse than mine which my friends in Al- Anon handle with poise and courage. Thus my difficulties are scaled down to normal size; I know I can do something about them.

Today’s Reminder:

Now that I am in Al-Anon, I am no longer alone. I have learned to comfort and encourage others, and that gives me a fresh approach to my own difficulties. I can help others, and they can help me.

“Woe to him that is alone when he falleth, for he hath not another to help him up.”
— Apocrypha, The Wisdom of Solomon

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