Guest blog by Kelly Thompson

There was never a perfect time for me to quit.
Next Monday was always more appealing.
But the trick about quitting next Monday, was that it was conveniently never today.
I thought if I could just “prepare myself” it will be easier on Monday.

I thought if I could just “get it out of my system” by then, I’d really be ready to start.
But the thing about my addiction was that I could never get it out of my system.

This crazy disease would have me living EVERYWHERE but in today.
Why? Because today is where the magic happens.
Today is the only day that I can do anything about my problem.
Today is the only day that I can battle this horrendous disease.
Because today is the only day that EVER exists.

God cannot change my yesterday, but my disease would have me linger in past disappointment.
God cannot keep me sober tomorrow, but Satan would have me think that I need to figure out how to solve that impossible riddle today.

“God, won’t you please keep me sober forever?” I used to pray.

“No my child, but if you trust me with everything you have in you, I will keep you sober for today.”

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A unique perspective on the world from a small town girl turned big city nurse. Now a grandmother to 6 gregarious, resplendent boys and 5 endearing, magical girls, she strives the make the world a more understanding, pleasant place to experience this intense thing called life.

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