Sometimes it feels as if my problems will never end. Recently, I felt that my life would not ever get better. My computer wore out. My father was so weak that I had to hospitalize him and then he died. I ran my car into a pole ruining the front bumper. I had a huge financial set back dealing with all of these problems. Then the addict left the rehab program she was in after only a few days, and was immediately arrested. While all of these life problems were upsetting me, as each one occurred, I kept remembering the simple, short objectives and easy to remember messages of Nar-Anon: “One Day at a Time.” “I have no control.” I kept repeating the Serenity Prayer to myself. If I cannot find the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, or the wisdom to know the difference, I will keep remembering to take it one day at a time. If I can make it through this day, I pray that I can face whatever situations may arise.
Thought for Today: I have made a determination that I will not worry about tomorrow. Why worry about the future when I have enough to deal with at this moment? After all, I have found that when I do worry, things rarely, if ever, turn out the way I had imagined.
“If you’re climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don’t look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don’t think you’re progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone.” ~ Donny Osmond