Stay in today, stay in today, my friend says. He said he sometimes even tapes the note on his car dashboard.
I am grateful for his wisdom.
If we don't stay in the moment, and in the day, problems loom much larger.
As in, when Figgy was sick in high school and a bit beyond.....I/we would crumple up and want to die if we thought about her future/our hopes being crushed, etc. College? Scholarships? Senior prom? Prom dress? Awards ceremony? Summer job? Life? If we stayed in the day, step by step by step by difficult, arduous step....it was still painful, even acutely so, but we were more effective in dealing with a life-threatening eating disorder and accompanying behaviors. It was that being present, and being helped by experts, that allows our dear Figgy to be in recovery now.
Thank you, God. And thank you, too, for Figgy's good, true friends who stood by her side--as she wavered and fell deeper and deeper into darkness--during illness. And for the friends and family who stood by my and Dan's side.
I wish you a good day.