Winning the day...
By roger
1/22/2012 9:32:33 AM
There is probably no more used and worn phrase in the recovery lexicon than “One day at a time.” Yet seldom does a recovery discussion wander very far from it. This one day we are living is where our recovery happens.

Tomorrow is not real. We can not heal there. Not yet. Our chance will come when we get there. Don’t allow your mind to escape to a fantasy future that you script, it is not connected to reality.

Yesterday has escaped us and remains unchangeable. No new recovery can be gained by letting your mind live there.

So this is the day we must do the work. This is the day we must win. This is the day we must hold our selves accountable and stop our lying denial. This is the day we must find a way to walk away from the urge. This is the day we must replace dysfunction with healthy living. This is the day we must heal our inner broken heart.

This is the day we must win. For the reality of it all is, this day, this moment, is all we have.


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"Beautifully put! Thank you!"
posted at 12:56:25 on January 22, 2012 by BillW
"Today I will be at peace and accept my short comings as gifts to teach me."
posted at 14:00:42 on January 22, 2012 by maddy
"That was aswame and thanx for the strength i but its not easy but thanx for that thought"
posted at 13:58:48 on April 16, 2012 by Pattycake

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"I have come to know that thoughts, like water, will stay on course if we make a place for them to go. Otherwise, our thoughts follow the course of least resistance, always seeking the lower levels. Probably the greatest challenge and the most difficult thing you will face in mortal life is to learn to control your thoughts. In the Bible it says, as a man ‘thinketh in his heart, so is he’ (Prov. 23:7). One who can control his thoughts has conquered himself. As you learn to control your thoughts, you can overcome habits, even degrading personal habits. You can gain courage, conquer fear, and have a happy life. "

— Boyd K. Packer

BYU, Speeches of the Year, 26 Sept. 1967