In AA we are taught to take life “one day at a time”. Well, I’ve got that down. I can do my days, sun shining or rain falling, days I can do. Move forward, check the list, one task after another, even those days that I’m quiet and reflective, days I can do.
But nights are a different story. As the energy of activity winds down with the setting sun my cravings kick in. That’s when I need to implement the tools I’m learning and find new distractions. Trouble is, for the best part of the last 10 years, drinking has been the distraction I used to escape from my thoughts, from my stresses, from my worries.
So I struggle most evenings, sometimes successfully, sometimes not, to take it “one night at a time”. As the light of the sun fades and darkness wraps my world, that’s when I need to focus on the light that will never fade, the light of the Son. That’s when I need to get on my knees and pray! Amen.