One Day at a Time. Program slogan
This slogan means we are to take with us only the joys and
problems of the present day. We don’t carry with us the mistakes
It’s crazy for us to think we can handle more than one day at a
time. During our illness, we lived everywhere but in the here
and now. We looked to the future or punished ourselves with
our past. One Day at a Time teaches us to go easy. It teaches
us to focus on what really means anything to us: the here and now.
of my programs into a way of life. Help me to live life moment
by moment, One Day at a Time.
When I find myself living in the past or in the future, I’ll bring
myself back to today.
My life had changed completely:
I'd started doing the things I had dreamed of doing;
my life had gained the breadth and depth I couldn't have imagined;
there were loved and loving people in my life.
It occurred to me that I had built up an equity of sobriety
that I could not bear to lose; I could not envision myself starting over again.
Sobriety had become more precious than life -- than any life that was not sober!
- The Best of the Grapevine [Vol. 3], p. 5
Thought to Ponder . . .
Life is an ongoing miracle.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
C H A N G E D = Choosing Honesty Allows New Growth Each Day.
Give it a shot
Go ahead and give it a shot. Though it may or may not work the way you intend, you owe it to yourself to make the attempt and find out.
Let your fears and concerns prepare you, but don’t let them stop you. Completely let go of your worries about what others may think, and do what you know in your heart is right.
You are blessed with a unique and valuable vision of how life can be. Go ahead and live that vision as sincerely and completely as you can.
Sure, there are challenges that stand in your way. Yet the fulfillment you seek is worth whatever price you must pay.
The opportunity is here now, so take the necessary action to do something meaningful with it. This moment will soon be gone, so make full use of it while you can.
Touch your purpose, feel your passion, and act on your intentions now. Life is here for you to richly live.
— Ralph Marston