Just for Today, I will be Me & continue to live in Peace, Joy & Freedom…

These Nine Thoughts from Overeaters Anonymousand my personal insights, Anonymous Andy…

Just for Today, I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for one day the would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime.

1I am abstinent with 5-1/2 hours left in the day. I have reached out to a couple of OA buddies and both responded back, one with “Just for today I’ll be abstinent with you!” I am not alone. This disease of compulsive overeating and sugar addiction is one of isolation. I will not abandon myself. God is here with me if I seek him in this moment of desperation. Compulsively overeating and compulsively overeating sugar will only add a problem to my life and confuse me, delay me, try to stop me from arriving at my destiny. I can do this, live without compulsively overeating or compulsively overeating sugar for “the rest of today” which is the most important part of “the rest of my life.”

Just for Today I will adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my “luck” as it comes, and fit myself to it.

2For the rest of today, abstinence, acceptance and the Twelve Steps is the answer to all my problems. I know that—absolutely, positively, without a doubt. I don’t need to change the world or what happened yesterday or try to control what will happen tomorrow. I can only be me, the best me, for the rest of today living without fear, anger or resentment, dishonesty or self-centeredness. I don’t have to be perfect, in control, think only one way or exactly the opposite way or be overly judgemental of myself, the world or others. If I am abstinent, accepting and honestly working to be the best person I can be for the rest of today then this peace, joy and freedom I have found along the way on my journey in life will remain with me. My lucky life fits me well.

Just for Today I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

3I have to be abstinent from sugar and compulsive eating to strengthen my mind as suggested. For me it only works in life when I pray and meditate and come from the inside out and act upon that intuition and inspiration, versus simply reacting to the world around me. Being able to do this takes effort, thought and concentration. I am ready and willing to do this because I want to be on my A-game mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually for the rest of today.

Just for Today I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do somebody a good turn, and not get found out; if anybody knows of it, it will not count. I will do at least two things I don’t want to do—just for exercise. I will not show anyone that my feelings are hurt; they may be be hurt, but for today I will not show it.

4I am my own best friend and my own best friend is God. I have a personal relationship with a Higher Power (HP) and share my feelings and my soul continuously with HP. I am active today, I am moving around, getting outside of myself and following God’s will for me to the best of my ability for the rest of today. My feelings and emotions are important and I share them in an intimate way with God and trusted family and friends. I can accept how I feel today without a need to compulsively overeat or compulsively overeat sugar to self medicate, anesthetize myself or escape. I will trust, share and feel and not isolate.

5Just for Today I will be agreeable. I will look as good as I can, dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, criticize not one bit, not find fault with anything and not try to improve or regulate anybody except myself.

I will embrace the second Spiritual Principle of my Daily Script—when something outside of myself bothers, irritates or threatens my peace, joy & freedom, I know there is something wrong with me and I will look within for the reason and remedy within my spirit, mind, emotions & body.

Just for Today I will have a program. I may not follow it exactly but I will have it. I will save myself from two pests: hurry and indecision.

My program is TROML, for the rest of today, for the rest of my life! I will follow my Daily Script—when I am anxious, doubtful, indecisive, unsure or slipping on my abstinence I will ask God to 1) free me of myself, my ego; 2) direct my thinking; 3) inspire my decisions; & 4) show me the next step to take. I will pause and take a TROML Timeout when needed. I will be accepting, loving and compassionate to myself at all times. I will not abandon myself or be abandoned by God in times of  trouble.

7 prayer & meditationJust for Today I will have a quiet half hour all by myself and relax. During this half hour, I will try to get a better perspective on my life.

I Pray & Meditate in Morning & Evening. I find a quiet, safe, comfortable place, begin with noticing breath & heartbeat, be present… I AM abundant love, inspired by God, powered by God to do His Will with the life of Anonymous Andy. I AM peaceful, joyous & free transitioning to a Spiritual Life while here on Earth. I AM grateful for the gift of life and live to give love in any way possible for “the rest of my life.” TROML Baby AM I. My eyes open Upon Awakening to an Inspirational Thought Life. I silence any harsh, critical inner voice. I have a TROML Perspective on the rest of today and the rest of my life!

8Just for Today I will be unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful, and to believe that as I give to the world, so the world will give to me.

I am grateful for this gift of life, my health, all my family and friends in life and those departed that still inspire me this very day. I am grateful for my abstinence today, for the Twelve Steps and TROML. I am grateful for my life of peace, joy and freedom.

The Combined Twelve Step & ACA Serenity Prayer:

God grant me the serenity to accept the things and people I cannot change, the courage to change the things and one person I can, and the wisdom to know the difference and that that one person is me

Only 4 more hours left to be abstinent in the rest of today…

Have a TROML Day Today!

Your Personal Revivalist,

Anonymous Andy

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