angel143 wrote:I know that quote in Ch 11...I quoted it in my initial post....
Ah. Please forgive me -- I had forgotten. The difference, however, is that it was not written to terminal patients ... (edit) ... or was it?!
Either way, tomorrow will come, and we will all be there in one way or another.
My reference to terminal patients was to show how I have seen, more times than I have cared to see, how there isnt a promise of tomorrow. Only hope for tomorrow.
I realize that, God willing, I can have many tomorrows, and they will only get better and better, the longer I am sober. But I am promised this breath. Yes, there is a substitute and it is vastly more than that. It is a fellowship in Alcoholics Anonymous. There you will find release from care, boredom and worry. Your imagination will be fired. Life will mean something at last. The most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead. Thus we find the fellowship, and so will you. BB Ch. 11
In my opinion...granted its only 62 days old...this is referring to flesh and blood satisfactory years of existence......
leejosepho wrote:Either way, tomorrow will come, and we will all be there in one way or another.
Yes, tomorrow will come, one way or another...and yes, one or another we will all be there. But to me, the quote from Ch 11 is referring to flesh and blood.
I think its also trying to give hope for the future. Since not a single one of us can guarantee anyone another day.
Personally...I like living for today. It enables me to be happy.
Part of my problem was twofold...I had a burning desire for immediate gratification (which is very different than living life right now), and the other side of that coin was that I would look into the future and when I would do that..I would start thinking to much. Creating other problems for myself.
If I can hope for tomorrow...which is really all I can do because I cant live tomorrow today....anyway, if I can hope for tomorrow, it adds to my life today.
What right to do I have to say...tomorrow is a promise? No, not me....no sirrreeeee...IM not gonna be the one to do that! The best way to get God to laugh...tell him your plans.
Again...I am new to all this....but I am tired of living for tomorrow...I miss out on today. And I missed too many todays to waste anymore!
Thank you to all of you for sharing your thoughts and stories with me!
My love to you all...