Today is the First Day of the REST of My Life

Updated: Sep 9, 2019

I was thinking of this when I woke up this morning. I was doing a reading for one of my grand-daughter's friends a week or so ago and suggested she might want to make herself a sign she can see when she first wakes up in the morning that says this. I did that myself when I was younger and had only been sober a few months. I was leaving a women's shelter I'd been in for a couple of months and this was really an important thing I did for myself. I crocheted myself a set of curtains with that saying on them.

I still don't live a perfect life and I still have my days---or sometimes weeks, unfortunately----of negative thoughts and "poor me" self-pity, but no matter what's gone before, at night when I go to bed, I know I can wake up in the morning with a fresh new day to live in the best way I can muster. Some days I do better than other days, but at least I gave it my best shot, even if my best shot was pretty crappy some days.

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