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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

“To get a good, firm hold on the Al-Anon idea,” said a speaker one evening, “keep it simple!” Because it is simple, and our slogans prove it. The whole purpose of Al-Anon is to help us iron out the rough spots in our living, and that can be done only one day at a time.

“Do you see what I’m trying to tell you?” he went on. “Those were two of our slogans, part of our Al-Anon therapy: Keep It Simple and One Day at a Time.

“Let’s take a look at the others and notice how all of them are aimed at a relaxed approach. ‘Away with grim determination, hurry and fretting,’ says Al-Anon to her confused and struggle-weary members.

“Here are those great tension-relievers: Let Go and Let God – Easy Does It – Live and Let Live – First Things First.”

Today’s Reminder:

I will remind myself every day, and in all times of tension, to let go and relax. I will realize that, even in doing nothing about my problems, I am actively practicing the Al-Anon idea.

“Slow motion gets you there faster.” — Attributed to Songwriter Hoagy Carmichael

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