Thursday, April 30, 2009

carpe diem

"seize the day"

it took me a long time to
comprehend and feel comfortable
with the idea of a day at a time.

initially it made me insecure and
unsure of the future.

gradually, i began to realize the
importance of the concept.

letting go of past mistakes and
harm done by others was the first
step in gaining understanding.

today i don't have to relive the past;
but i do need to recall where i was,
and how i felt in the throes of
active addiction.

it is refreshing to know that i can
plan for the future, acknowledge the
past, and enjoy each day, good or
bad, secure in the mindset that
there is nothing that a drink or
drug will do for me today.

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Gabbi said...

Funny you should say that. This week my mantra is to just get through right now. This moment. At this moment I am not abusing food and that is the best I can do. If I start to think about future moments, I become overwhelmed and terrified. But this moment, right here, that one I can handle. I am a tough cookie in the current moment, future moments, who knows about them.

Thanks for writing your blog and thanks for the comment on mine, you have no idea how much I needed your kind words this morning!

Thank you,


Sassle said...

Great blog, I'm in recovery myself, I do meetings on a regular basis, work the steps and have 9 plus years of sobriety. AA has helped me see so much and has also helped me be grateful for all that I have. Living one day at a time is hard for me at times but at the same time it's a relief because all I have to do today is live the best life that I can for just today. God bless recovery and fellow alcoholics/addicts who share their experience, strength and hope, it helps people like me stay sober every single day. I am now a new fan of yours.