05 April 2011

Just For Today



Step 10 of AA says, "Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it."









Just For Today


I'll take my inventory just for today
just for today...
I'll stay sober and clean
just for today...
my disease won't run my life

I'll go to a meeting just for today
just for today...
honesty and trust will guide me
just for today...
I'll share my experience, strength, and hope

Quickly, I'll make amends just for today
just for today...
I'll leave nothing undone
just for today...
I'll admit to being powerless

12 steps will guide me just for today
just for today...
I'll listen more than I speak
just for today...
I'll be willing to learn

My Higher Power will guide me just for today
just for today...
I'll pray and meditate
just for today...
I'll be gracious for my gift

Tonight I'll go to bed sober just for today
just for today...
I'll remember I still have a choice
just for today...
yesterday will be in the past

I won't worry about tomorrow just for today
just for today...
I'll see the world with a child’s eyes
just for today...
I'll live... for today

And when tomorrow comes
I'll realize... that just for today
I'll once again have a clean slate
just for today...

1 comment:

Dave Harm said...

Comments from Authors Den

Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 4/10/2010 I am glad I found this one. This poem is outstanding. It will help me to be a blessing.

Reviewed by Barbara Henry 5/10/2009
What a powerful and empowering poem;it says so much about how we can overcome any challenge,any time when we take one day at a time. I was deeply moved by this message of hope.
Much success

Reviewed by Tuchy (Carl) Palmieri 5/12/2008 I love your poem just for today. I just posted just for today as an article on my den it was written in 1916. FYI i am also a recovering alcoholic, and a recovering food addict

Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 1/14/2008 All we really have is this moment. All begins from this moment. We can rebuild ourselves, our lives from this moment. Your poem expressed this well. It exudes hope and resolve tempered with a bit of exasperation that, perhaps, in the past we have all tried to bite off more than we could chew.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/5/2007 We have just today,,,,, Great write