In A.A. we forget about the future. We know from experience that as time goes on, the future takes care of itself. Everything works out well, as long as we stay sober. All we need to think about is today. When we get up in the morning and see the sun shining in the window, we thank God that He has given us another day to enjoy because we're sober, a day in which we may have a chance to help somebody. Do I know that this day is all I have and that with God's help I can stay sober today?
Some may think it a bit irresponsible to not worry about the future. That the future will take care of itself. The operative word here, however, is worry. I have plenty of goals that I hope to see come to fruition. Some are for today... Some may be a little down the road. I just know that I can't stress out about something that hasn't happened yet. Whatever the future holds, the things I do now will ensure that it's great. All insecurity and worry will do is slow me down. Perhaps even bring some old behaviors back to the surface.
It's only natural to experience anxiety in the face of the unknown, but there are healthy ways of dealing with it. Through God and working the steps I have learned how to better let go of tomorrow and concentrate on shaping it by what I do today.
And today was a good day. Work went well. Had a couple of thunderstorms blow through. I like thunderstorms. The boss bought the staff Popeye's chicken, which one day I will learn may only be a good idea while you're eating it. Still appreciated it, though. Good stuff, just very greasy.
Anyhow. Early day tomorrow so I'll be going to bed soon.
Have a great night, world!