This little phase is most often heard in Alcoholics Anonymous. We learn to take everything one day at a time.
AA did not teach me how to do this….cancer did. When I realized that I might not see the next sun rise, I learned how to live each day to the fullest.
I am so grateful for learning how to do this so many years ago. It has kept me going on my job for the last couple of months. In my 42 years in the work force, I have never experience anything as bazaar as my current job situation. No one knows from one day to the next when they are going to be fired. Five people got the axe in Austin yesterday. The highest officials of the agency are all gone. There has been a take over by people who don’t have a clue what to do with kids. Most work in the adult system.
Each day I go to work…..usually dreading it. I go in, doing my best to give my best. Hoping that something I say or do will make the difference in a kids life. I take everyday as it comes, ask God to direct my thinking and try to stay focused on the kids, not the insanity.
I believe that I have a purpose, and that purpose was God given. When I purpose is completed then I will be gone. I suppose I have somewhat a fatalistic attitude about it, but it is the attitude that gets me through each day.
Tomorrow I will load up kids in the van and take them to play soccer. Maybe for a couple of hours it will be the job it was last summer. Maybe for that short period of time I can forget that everything is changing in not a good way.