(Inspired by June 12th's CTC)
As today's author suggests, living one day at a time is not just about choosing not to live in fear. It means leaving yesterday's baggage in the past.
Have you decided to make the Tenth Step a part of your daily routine? I've heard of people doing this step each night before bed. But doing it first thing may be even better as I am powerless over bad dreams. Sometimes I need to clear guilt from my subconscious, before I can greet the new day.
Whether I do it first thing today, or later, let me take a minute to search my conscience for negative feelings towards myself and others, and locate their sources. Will carrying the burden of any mistakes l help me live a better today? Or can I drop it for now, and walk away from unwanted negativity with a lighter spirit? Help me God to let go of poisons that interfere with my serenity.
I also see this Step as a sort of emotional "flossing." It prevents build-up of regret, resentment and guilt that can contribute to a downward cycle in spiritual health.
The following quote ends this on a satisfying note for me, especially as my family has had baseball on our minds this past few months....