One Day at a Time


"Even God cannot change the past."
Agathon (ca. 448400 BC)
(Athenian tragic poet and friend of Euripides and Plato, ancient Greek poet)

Each day of recovery, I ask my Higher Power to help me stay focused on today. Although there are things I would like to change about the past, I know that it is not possible. Ive let myself fall into traps, thinking "If only I had done..." or "If only Id said..." When I think this way, I find myself wasting a lot of time and feeling bad. This doesnt seem like healthy recovery thinking. If amends need to be made, then I make them. If not, then I let go of the past.

Worrying about the past is not productive. Regret will not fix anything. It will merely keep me from concentrating my efforts on where they belong ... on the present moment.

One Day at a Time . . .
I will stay focused on what is going on around me and leave the past in the past.

Teresa S.

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