31 July 2008

just for today

Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and *not tackle all my problems at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime.  *emphasis mine

For some reason, when I think about the second part of the above principle; I think of labor.  There was a comedienne who spoke about how there is no way she could even do something she really enjoyed for 36 hours straight and yet women willingly struggle thru intense pain to bring human life into this world and then say that it is pain that you forget.  Along those same lines of thought, I would not do something I love to do for twelve hours straight, so I don't feel at all bad about the fact that I may have to shorten that time period for now in order to get thru this colossal fuck-up.

The point is tho, that I can get thru the immediate future, without needing to plan out the rest of my life and how I will get thru that uncertain time-frame.  I do not tackle all my problems at once, even when there are all sorts of crises clamoring for attention right nowIt is good to have this reassurance reiterated.

{Special thanks to Anne, for reminding me that just for today is all I need address.}


  1. Excellent Plan!

  2. Who WAS that comedian??  Now it's going to bug me all day.  It's easy not to trust things that sound absurdly simple...but concentrating on today works.  It actually does.



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