Tools

Legacies

The Al-Anon program used the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Service. They are guides for behavior in our personal lives (Steps), in groups (Traditions), and in performing service work (Concepts). The links below will take you to more information about the Legacies on the Al-Anon Family Group’s website.
Twelve Steps
Twelve Traditions
Twelve Concepts of Service

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.

Al-Anon Slogans

•Easy Does It
•First Things First
•How Important Is It?
•Just For Today
•Keep An Open Mind
•Keep It Simple
•Let Go And Let God
•Let It Begin With Me
•Listen And Learn
•Live And Let Live
•One Day At A Time
•Think

Let It Begin With Me

When anyone, anywhere reaches out for help
Let the hand of Al-Anon and Alateen always be there
And – Let It Begin With Me

Just for today, I will try to live through this day only,
and not tackle my whole life problem
at once. I can do something for twelve hours
that would appall me if I felt that I had to
keep it up for a lifetime.

Just for today, I will be happy. This assumes to
be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that
“most folks are as happy as they make up
their minds to be.”

Just for today, I will try to strengthen my mind.
I will study. I will learn something useful.
I will not be a mental loafer. I will read
something that requires effort, thought and
concentration.

 Just for today, I will adjust myself to what is,
and not try to adjust everything to my own
desires. I will take my “luck” as it comes,
and fit myself to it.

 Just for today, I will exercise my soul in three
ways: I will do somebody a good turn, and
not get found out. I will do at least two
things I don’t want to–just for exercise.
I will not show anyone that my feelings are
hurt; they may be hurt, but today I will not
show it

 Just for today, I will be agreeable. I will look
as well as I can, dress becomingly, talk low,
act courteously, criticize not one bit, not
find fault with anything and not try to improve
or regulate anybody except myself.

 Just for today, I will have a program. I may not
follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will
save myself from two pests: hurry and indecision.

 Just for today, I will have a quiet half hour all
by myself, and relax. During this half hour,
sometime, I will try to get a better perspective
of my life.

 Just for today, I will be unafraid. Especially I
will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful,
and to believe that as I give to the world, so
the world will give to me.

 -Kenneth L. Holmes