Twenty-Four Hours a Day
One thing at a time.
That's all we have to do. Not two things at once, but one thing done in peace.
One task at a time. One feeling at a time. One day at a time. One problem at a time. One step at a time.
One pleasure at a time.
Relax. Let go of urgency. Begin calmly now. Take one thing at a time.
See how everything works out?
Action for the Day: Today, I will peacefully approach one thing at a time. When in doubt, I will take first things first.
Selfishness -- self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles.
Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity,
we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate.
Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation,
but we invariably find that at some time in the past
we have made decisions based on self which later put us in a position to be hurt.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 62
Thought to Ponder . . .
What I fear I create.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
F E A R = Fighting Ego Against Reality.
Enjoy life itself
The simple, common things in life can be just as enjoyable as the big, impressive things. When you make the choice to enjoy life itself, you’ll find yourself being lifted up by anything and everything.
Enjoy life itself, with all the ups and downs, and you won’t waste your precious time worrying about what’s coming next. Relish the experience of life itself, and every day will be filled with opportunities for true joy.
It’s great to have big, wonderful, meaningful dreams and ambitions. But you don’t want to postpone your enjoyment of life until after those dreams are realized.
Instead, find joy in the everyday process of bringing your dreams about. Find your joy in the everyday moments of life itself.
You don’t have to wish or beg or hope or struggle for more. You already have life itself, and the more of it you live, the more of its goodness you have.
Rather than putting conditions and judgments on your experiences, simply enjoy life itself. And in that joy, you’ll find life getting better and better.
— Ralph Marston