Thursday, 13 December 2018

One Day At A Time

THE PAST

“Even God cannot change the past.”

-Agathon (ca. 448–400 BC)

Each day of recovery, I ask my Higher Power to help me stay focused on today. Although there are things I would like to change about the past, I know that it is not possible. I’ve let myself fall into traps, thinking “If only I had done … ” or “If only I’d said … ” When I think this way, I find myself wasting a lot of time and feeling bad. This doesn’t seem like healthy recovery thinking. If amends need to be made, then I make them. If not, then I let go of the past.

Worrying about the past is not productive. Regret will not fix anything. It will merely keep me from concentrating my efforts on where they belong … on the present moment.

One Day at a Time …

I will stay focused on what is going on around me and leave the past in the past.
Teresa S.
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