Essential takeaway: Learn from an addict in a pandemic
I have a confession to make. I am an addict. I am so addicted to sugar, I could probably shock a crack addict. If you have read anything from me, you know that chocolate is my obsession. Sadly, that chocolate was doing a number on my kidneys. I did consider for a slight moment if dialysis would be worth it if I could continue with the chocolate. On March 1st, I finally decided to do something about it. I have not had a single bit of sugar since. I did some research on addictions. (what else am I going to do to keep my mind off chocolate?) In the process, I found this necklace made for those recovering from addictions of any kind.
One day at a time. I have thought a lot about that little statement the last few weeks. Getting through this pandemic has been very difficult for some. The only way has been one day at a time. One. Day. At. A. Time. The last 8 weeks have given me the opportunity to really take things one day at a time. I will admit, I was a good 3 weeks into the shut down before I finally started to unwind and really look at a single day for what it was and not worry about the next or the next or the one after that.
How will I meet some personal goals in education? One day at a time. How will I meet some personal health related goals? One day at a time.
I watch my kids struggle with various things they are facing in this world. The consistent message seems to be one day at a time. What about college? What about dating? One day at a time. What about jobs? What about a religious mission? One day at a time.
Someone close to me is dealing with major medical news. How will she deal with it all? One day at a time.
There are so many that have lost jobs in the last 2 months. How are they going to carry that burden? We are friends to self employed business owners. How are they going to make it? One day at a time.
This pandemic is teaching me something that Lincoln said “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” It sure feels faster than that, but he is right. Sometimes, one day at a time is all we can do. Thankfully, that is all we are required to do. One day at a time.