Together We Can Make It

“I need never again do anything alone.” Hope For Today (B-27), p. 181

“We must learn to lean on others, and sometimes accept others’ leaning on us. We must share our experience, strength, and hope with others so that we can all grow. We can’t do it alone. No man is an island, no one is a rock. Only by truthfulness and trust can we grow in Alateen. ‘Together We Can Make It.’ ” Alateen: hope for Children of Alcoholics (B-3), p. 49


“Am I expecting everything in life to be just the way I want it? Maybe I ought to take a good look at those expectations and see if they are realistic for my particular situation. If I’m constantly reaching for the moon, I’m going to miss a lot of pleasant things right here in my little world.”

”The Serenity Prayer is excellent medicine for discontentment.” One Day At A Time (B-6), p. 298

Progress Not Perfection

“A mistake a day keeps my perfectionism at bay. Today I will endeavor to enjoy my humanness.” Hope for Today (B-27), p. 335

“My sponsor’s gentle reminder of ‘Progress, not perfection’ encourages me to give myself credit.” How Al-Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics (B-32), p. 340


One Day At A Time

‘1ust for today I choose to enjoy all this day has to offer. If I don’t like the offering, I’ll ask my Higher Power to help me adjust my attitude.” Hope for Today (B-27), p. 249

“I will keep always in mind that today is my sole concern, and that I will make it as good a day as I can.” One Day at a Time in Al-Anon (B-6), p. 79

Listen and Learn

“An important part of what I give to my fellow Al-Anons is my willingness to listen.” Hope For Today (B-27), p. 275

“AI-Anon’s slogan, ‘Listen and Learn’ reminds us that if we have the self-discipline to be quiet and pay attention to others’ words, we can learn a tremendous amount about ourselves and our world.” How Al-Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics (B-32), p. 97-98

Let It Begin With Me

“How I respond to someone’s lack of interest in Al-Anon may convey the message of recovery better than any detailed personal testimony.” Hope For Today (B-27), p. 56

”The problem is that those who need it don’t always want it. We can share our experience, strength, and hope with them and be a good example of Al-Anon recovery by practicing its principles in all our affairs.” Paths to Recovery (B-24), p. 227

Let Go And Let God

“When I let go and let God work in my life, the pendulum that swings between the black-and-white of obsession and indifference finds balance in the peaceful colors of serenity.” Hope for Today (B-27), p. 76

”This slogan gives us permission to replace stress, worry and suffering with serenity and faith.” How Al-Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics (B-32), p. 76

Keep It Simple

“Sometimes the ‘It’ in ‘Keep It Simple’ can be the program itself.” Hope for Today (B-27), p.74

”To get a good, firm hold on the Al-Anon idea … ‘keep it simple!'” One Day at a Time in Al-Anon (B-6), p. 143 

Keep Coming Back

”They asked me to come back. I told them I had to go home and vacuum, that I really didn’t have the time – and, if they had anything to tell me, they should write it down and I would review it. They smiled and said, “Just ‘Keep Coming Back’!” They exchanged hugs – which I did not like or want. I ran out!” (Member Sharing#60), Many Voices, One journey (B-31 ), p. 191

“Some members are initially reluctant to go to meetings, but ultimately remain in Al-Anon for many years. Was I reluctant to attend Al-Anon meetings? What kept me coming back?” Many Voices, One Journey (B-31 ), p. 192 

Keep An Open Mind

“When I count my blessings, I remember to count AI-Anon’s gift of hope.” Hope For Today (B-27), p. 366
“If you try to keep an open mind, you will find help. You will come to realize that there is no situation too difficult to be bettered and no unhappiness too great to be lessened.”(Suggested AI-Anon/Alateen Closing), This Is Al-Anon (P-32), p. 11 

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