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From Courage to Change of January 01;

We live in a society of instant gratification: instant coffee, instant breakfast, instant money from our local ready bank machine — it’s everywhere we look! No wonder so many of us arrive at Al-Anon’s doors looking for the instant answer to all the problems that come from living with and loving an alcoholic.

Recovery is a process. It takes time to regain, reclaim, and recoup all that was lost while we tried on our own to cope with active drinking. Building trust takes time, change takes time, healing old wounds takes time; there are no immediate, ready-made solutions. But the tools and principles of our program — Steps, Traditions, slogans, meetings, sponsorship, service — can lead us to the answers that are right for us.

We all have dark times in our lives, but the journey to better times is often what makes us happier, stronger people. When we stop expecting instant relief, we may come to believe that where we are today is exactly where our Higher Power would have us be.

Today’s Reminder

Al-Anon is a “One Day at a Time” program, No matter what is going on around me, today I know that I am moving forward. I will trust the process of recovery. I’ll let time take time.

“If I am under pressure and setting myself deadlines, I will stop for a few minutes and think of just this one day and what I can do with it.”

    ~ One Day at a Time in Al-Anon

 

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This is relevant to me. I have lived in response to fear rather than to move proactively in trust. I have been impatient as I tried to outrun the process of loss. The world around me was a place just looking for me to surrender to it’s inevitable decay.

The intuitive path of my faith in a God of my understanding began to alter me. The challenge of the process of day to day living does strengthen, does secure possibility, and does make me ready to live free.

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