Just For Today

I love the Program of Alcoholics Anonymous. It teaches me and directs my behavior towards the spiritual, rather than the material.  It leads me to a “higher” path. A path to better behavior, better response to problems, and it gives me a time frame that is totally workable. 0There exists a prayer that speaks to this topic – our beloved Serenity Prayer.  There is also a small hand-out that is entitled “Just for Today” and begins with “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.”  The final one states “Just for today I will be unafraid. 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.”  To that end I have today and I plan to enjoy this day.

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3 thoughts on “Just For Today

  1. One day at a time is all I understood when I first heard it in the meetings. But sometimes I had to do one hour at a time. My mind was so addictive and toxic. What helped me was in the meetings I heard people say these cliches and they stuck in my mind. I also heard 90 days and 90 meetings. That I committed to. Then I finally heard in a meeting if you still desire the drink, simply ask your higher power to take that desire away. So I did and I got past that. There really is a kinder softer way, I did everything in my power to not find it. Lol. Kt

  2. Top of the afternoon family,
    Just for today, I don’t have to stop living life…
    Just for today, I can let go. I can even act the part of letting go….
    Just for today, I leave the intersection of walk and don’t walk.
    Just for today, I can have a good day, for something will be golden today!

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