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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

Worrying is a usual condition with those of us who are new in Al-Anon. Worry has become such a habit that we can’t shake if off, even when our minds are convinced that it serves no purpose. We think about what happened yesterday and we’re sure it’s a clue to the awful things that are sure to happen tomorrow. The members of AA have set us a good example in living one day at a time. We in Al- Anon can, if we work at it, free ourselves from yesterday and tomorrow. Today is only one little set of 24 hours, a reasonably manageable bit of time that we can concentrate on using well.

Today’s Reminder:

I will not allow myself to be swamped by thoughts of things that are past. I will not concern myself about tomorrow until it becomes my today. The better I use today, the more likely it is that tomorrow will be bright.

“Let not my thought fantasies lead me into anticipating trouble, since I cannot know what the future may bring.”

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