Endigar 654 ~ Daily Resolutions

From the Daily Reflections of December 31;

The idea of “twenty-four-hour living” applies primarily to the emotional life of the individual. Emotionally speaking, we must not live in yesterday, nor in tomorrow.   (As Bill Sees It, page 284)

A New Year: 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes — a time to consider directions, goals, and actions. I must make some plans to live a normal life, but also I must live emotionally within a twenty-four-hour frame, for if I do, I don’t have to make New Year’s resolutions! I can make every day a New Year’s day! I can decide, “Today I will do this . . . Today I will do that.” Each day I can measure my life by trying to do a little better, by deciding to follow God’s will and by making an effort to put the principles of our A.A. program into action.





I love the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray.  Imprisoned in a repeat cycle of the same day, the protagonist is held in this loop until he is living the best possible version of that day.  He filters out what he thinks he wants, and begins to embrace what he knows to be truly important, only because he is forced to stop and live in one day.  Sometimes I wonder if that might not be far from the truth.

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