A simple motto that sounds so easy to follow; yet is so very hard so do!
Every Wednesday evening, I typically attend a 12- step meeting. As most, the meeting is held in a church basement. I can always count on strong coffee with powdered creamer, no sugar because I’m sweet enough (lol); Oh yes, and they always wooden stirrers. This particular weekly meeting has approximately 35 regular attendees, local stragglers and out of towners. I love this particular meeting due to its diversity. Diversity in every way; I love that.
The “program” works for many reasons; the fellowship, steps and traditions. Using the steps of the program for other hard issues in my life has been a blessing and great tool. I want to blog about the motto ODAT today because it has saved me from self-destruction countless times and maybe this blog can help someone else. I will proudly celebrate my 35th year of sobriety the day after Thanksgiving.
The great thing about living ODAT is you can start your day over any time you wish. It took me a while to get this. It’s amazing when this clicks for you!!!
When I wake up in the morning and see my husband next to me, I know it’s going to be a good day😊
I usually have my first two cups of joe before I can really function or communicate. I’m not a morning person. As I plan my day, I have to look at my phone calendar to clarify any appointments for the day. My notification reminders are set for 1 hour, 30 min. and 10 min. I can’t remember anything if it’s not written and then if I forget to write it down…I’m screwed. So, my new Early Onset Alzheimer’s/MCI life is made of LISTS.
Blogging is helping me think of sentence structures and subjects to write about; what my speech therapist would call Brain exercise. I also like the idea of collaborating with new people who have the same problems and fears I have; maybe finding a new support system. I’m enjoying the creativity of blogging.
Napping is a very important part of my day. I experience brain fog/static by about 2:00 pm every day. I like to sleep for an hour or two. When I don’t nap, my cognitive issues multiply; and my short-term memory deteriorates.
I have a three year old female Siberian Husky named Zeema Gray. Zeema Gray has so much energy! She loves walking. When nice weather permits, I try to walk her downtown. I also have a recumbent bike I ride and have been dabbling in Yoga.
Reading is also a daily pastime of mine. It’s getting harder for me to remember what I read yesterday. I will still try to enjoy the pages I read today. I struggle to feel victory rather than defeat. So, today is not tomorrow, is not yesterday; it’s right now!
Make it a good or bad day…it’s your choice.