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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

Sometimes it seems to us we have more than a fair share of problems. We’re so submerged in them that we can’t imagine any way out. It’s like trying to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps to raise our thoughts out of this frantic state.

We can do it, though, if we learn to use the leverage of God’s help. It is always with us, ready to give us the lift we need. What happens then is that we are enabled to see beyond what seems to be. In Al-Anon, we call this getting a perspective on our troubles, instead of pin-pointing our thoughts on the trouble.

Today’s Reminder:

Whatever may happen today, I will think of it as a challenge which I am well able to meet. If it is good, I will receive it gratefully as a special gift. If it is not good, I will deal with it as well as I can, knowing it will pass if I do not let it overwhelm me. I will not let the good make me complacent, nor will I allow the not-good to drown me in despair.

“Things cannot always go as you want them to. Accept disappointment quietly; cultivate the gift of silence when speaking may aggravate the difficulty.”

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