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younger daysOne day at a time!

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again….anyone can stop drinking for one day.  All it takes is determination and a willingness to hold on by your fingernails.  The trick is to do it the next day, and the next day, and….and….and

But the only way to approach it is one day at a time.  You get up in the morning and you walk through that day determined that no matter what you won’t drink.  Then you get up the next day and do it all over again.

Sooner or later the day comes when you don’t even think about drinking, and then you are well on your way to recovery.

I no longer think about alcohol.  In the old days when I was first starting this sobriety road, everything would remind me of alcohol, and many things would trigger cravings. Now, after six years, nothing triggers a craving, and I go through my days without the fixation on drinking.  That, my friends, is a miracle.

As I sit here writing I am drinking some great tea and munching on pretzels.  I will soon do my yoga and then lift weights, and then return to writing.  After that Bev and I will go for our daily walk, and then a quiet evening.

I will then go to bed, review my day with the 10th Step of AA, and then get up tomorrow and do it all again, and not once will I have any cravings.

One day at a time!  It’s the only way this works.  Don’t think in terms of five years of sobriety or ten months; think in terms of today and today only!

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