January 25

ACCEPTANCE MONTH: DAY 25: “Perhaps a wiser eye than hers would be able to read tomorrow in tonight’s stars, but where was the fun in that? It was better not to know. Better to be alive in the Here and the Now–in this bright, laughing moment–and let the Hours to come take care of themselves.”― Clive Barker

I remember watching “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” as a young girl. I wanted to BE Holly Golightly with all my heart. She was fun, totally irresponsible, and so full of life. Then, of course, the lesson toward the end of the movie was that she was sad; that her free-living style caused her heartache and remorse. What a 1950s/1960s kind of message! Ugh!

We only have this one moment, and now this one. What we do is impactful for the rest of our lives, but we must live only here and now. There is no way to determine the future, no way to know. What we do in this moment becomes our past.

What we build right now is going to travel with us. I want to build freedom and joy and hope and love. I must let go of yesterday to do that and quit worrying about what is coming. If I am able to free myself of old ideas and resentment and judgment, my right now is lovely. If I am able to breathe gratefully in this perfect moment, the next one will be even more fruitful for me…I have gained insight and wisdom and peace by living the previous moment fully. No agendas, no history. Okay. Now, then, this one is really going to be great!

I love that. The House to come do, indeed, take care of themselves. And my life is free and lovely like this! That is all…

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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