“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States.
Many of us addicts relate the phrase one day at a time to the twelve step programs.
But Lincoln supposedly said this almost a century before the 12th step programs were born.
Regardless of who came up with the idea of breaking our lives into small segments, it's a great concept to live by.
Who can't suffer through disappointment for one day? Or stress? Or depression? Or any other setback.
If I frame my life into what I can handle today then I might find that tomorrow presents a different perspective.
If I can make it today without a drink or a drug then I might be able to repeat the process tomorrow. Then for a string of tomorrows.
But we do it a day at a time.
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