~~You're not going to master your life in one day. Just relax. Master the day. Then just keep doing that every day.~~ Unknown
Wouldn't it be great if we could stop smoking and decide that we mastered our addiction to the point that all those uncomfortable, icky feelings went away within days...even hours? And that the cravings eased and we cheerfully went about living as if we were never smokers?
But you know life doesn't work like that. Practically, recovery is a journey that can't be rushed. Shouldn't be rushed. It's a journey about self-discovery, emerging strengths, and blossoming love of self. You can't rush that. Trials and tribulations allow us to grow in wisdom, courage, strength, and even compassion. If life was all comfort and ease, we would lose so much of what makes us unique.
So how about, just for today, you relax. Don't wish for time to fly. Don't rush. Don't agonize. Just relax. Breathe. And smile to yourself. You've got this right now and that's enough.
Take today and make it yours. You are strong today. You are courageous today. You can make it through today. You will be ok today. Breathe through it. You can choose what thoughts you invent in so choose wisely today. Just today.
Master the day