BFF# 130 One day at a Time

…isn’t that what life is all about?

Just…

one…

day…

at…

a…

time…

When life hands me more than I can bear, I try to think of the Tom Hanks line in my favorite movie, Sleepless in Seattle…it goes something like this, “Well, I am going to get out of bed every morning. Breathe in and out all day long. And then after a while, I won’t have to remind myself to get out of bed every morning and breathe in and out. And then after a while I won’t have to think I had it great and perfect for awhile.”

It took a lot of days to figure out this realization, and the sad part is that I really didn’t have it all that great and perfect before…it’s 1000 times better now.

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Below is the full scene that features that quote from above. (It starts at :25, but you can watch the whole scene because it is really good. Sorry about the subtitles…this was the best video clip I could find.)

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  • Jo

    Another great read from Susan. One day at a time is really all we have. No one knows if there will ever be a tomorrow. It's all about today.

  • This is so great Susan. Like in the movie, we need to "Act as If" that is a term we like to use in the mental health field and great advice when we are facing adversity and stress………

  • When I was struggling back to life from deep depression, in addition to breathing in and out, I made my bed. Yes! Sounds stupid, but it was a big thing for me to find the wherewithal to make my bed. That was the beginning of healing.

    Great post, Susan!