Just For Today

Should I get the urge to drink there are several actions I can take: I can call another member, I can get to a meeting, I can pray to my Higher Power. I can pray for serenity, courage and wisdom. The Serenity Prayer can be the very thing I need to hear myself recite. There have been days when I have needed to repeat that little prayer over and over again. It reminds me of who is in charge, and I find it is not me. God is in charge – of any and all changes that are happening in my life. The longer I claim my seat in the rooms of A.A., my sense of peace is stronger. My mistakes of yesterday can be stepping stones for tomorrow if I do something about them today. I no longer have to hold on to the old misconceptions I had about drinking. For me, the alcoholic, to continue drinking is to underwrite my own death sentence. It is through God’s grace and mercy that I am given one more minute, one more hour and one more day.


3 thoughts on “Just For Today

  1. Steps one, two and three.

    I can’t, God can; I think I’ll let him.

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted 12 stepper.

  2. …eventually I sensed something I had never known before- an inkling of peace.
    My overwhelming innermost demand, to be heard, to be seen, to be loved, began to fade…I began to see others whom I might assist, with whom I might share that which I had been so freely given.
    As I began to do so that new sensation of peace grew and warmed, filling my heart.
    And I just came in to learn how to drink like a gentleman…sheesh.
    Grateful for the Gift

  3. Top of the midday day family,
    What is the greatest need that’s facing me today?
    More often, my focus is on worldly possessions. Divine Mercy will always provide comfort, joy, and happiness within His will for me.
    – Faith isn’t created within self.
    – His grace is provided so I can be of min/max service to His will for me.
    My faith is proportional to self. I can believe the chair I’m sitting in will hold my weight but quite different from trusting my total life to His care.
    It’s simple but not always easy.

    Its a good day for something golden will happen.

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