Alan Rudolph

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Living Life, One Day at a Time

Posted on November 14, 2016 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (73)

Living Life, One Day at a Time

Whether you're in recovery or not, the mantra"one day at a time"can help to keep
your feet on the ground. Really, our only option is to take things one day at a time.

But, some days, living life one day at a time can feel incredibly frustrating. We want
to be "better" or "recovered" or changed in some way right now.  Daily progress feels
slow. We get impatient. Why can't the bright future you imagine just be here already?

Instant gratification is only short-lived happiness. Our deepest satisfaction comes
from consistent work and daily effort. A true metamorphosis, an authentic transformation,
takes time.

Embrace the process of change - whether you're new to recovery or years and
decades along in the journey. No one is static. Every person is every-changing. You
have compiled countless experiences, mistakes, and achievements that make you
who you are today.

This moment right now is shaping who you will be tomorrow. So, enjoy it.
Live it. One day is full of a million chances.

Reprinted from SoberNation.com