– Barack Obama
It is important that we stay focused on, and don’t lose sight of today. When I exert energy on yesterday and tomorrow, I don’t typically have the energy to give today the energy it requires to stay sober. However, the more days that I put together sober, the more likely that tomorrow becomes that much easier. Have I given myself the chance to experience easier, more peaceful today’s from the work I did yesterday? The work I do in recovery today lays the groundwork and shapes our future. Today, I will focus on today. I can’t control the past or the future, but I have the capacity to control my thoughts, feelings and behaviors today. The more I take care of myself and recovery today, the better prepared I will be to shape a better tomorrow.