I Try to Live One Day At a Time

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    One Day At a Time

                                               one day at a time is really...
    flourlady111 flourlady111
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 1, 2009

    One Day At a Time

    my favorite song and I do live one day at a time every day as who knows what will be tomorrow. And when I wake up each day I say oh great another new day and something good will happen to someone I know. God bless you all dear friends.
    silvercoins4 silvercoins4
    70+, F
    4 Responses Jun 20, 2008


    Whenever I look into the future, I begin to panic. And, believe it or not, I don't like panicking, it upsets me. So I decided on the live today, forget about tomorrow system. I works - for me anyway. I know some people that just can't live without thinking about the future.
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2007

    Sometimes I Just Need To...

    Since my separation in August 2009 and eventual divorce in December 2010...I have learned that I just need to take it one day at at time. Sometimes one minute at a time. I TRY not to worry about tomorrow, next week, next month, next year etc. It's not always easy for me. I...
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    Mar 28, 2012

    Help Me Through This Hopeless Haze

    For the most part I am strong. I don't let much get me down and I keep striving. Lately I haven't left the house at all and I know it isn't healthy for me or the baby to be pent up. It's hard to have a little one rely completely on you to make them smile, keep food in their tummy...
    anotherinnocent anotherinnocent
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2011

    Just For Today

    I can only look at what I need to do for today. This 24 hours is enough for me to handle for right now and all that I really need to worry about at any given time. Tomorrow is the future and although I can plan a little for it, I can't worry about it bacause it has not even...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2008

    Ordinary Day

     Today i didn't experience any epiphanies or moments of glory, I didn't find any solutions to problems of this world. Prince charming didn't arrive on a white stallion and no one offered me that dream job. Today i cleaned the stables for 10 hours, read a...
    trailguide trailguide
    36-40, F
    30 Responses Sep 11, 2008

    I am trying to live one day at a time,

    but trying to get into a new place is very difficult.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 17, 2014


    Sometimes it's hour by hour. Depends on what's going on. I don't think there's anything wrong with that. There are plenty of times when I live for the moment, Make snap decisions and keep a million balls in the air at once. But sometimes, I wake up and just know......... it's...
    PaleAngel PaleAngel
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2010

    Empty Nester

    I am a woman of mature years who has raise her children to adulthood and has a grand-child now. Most of my life has been spent as a caregiver. Now that the children are grown and on their own I know find myself just being with myself most of the time. Working and schooling helps...
    Technofreak Technofreak
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Dec 11, 2010

    One Day At A Time

    One day at a time,The way to be,I know,Easy said,Not so easy done,I try,Sometimes fail,Others succeed,What matters most,Giving it a go.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Dec 8, 2011


    Aside from being the basis of alot of self help groups like AA,I find if I live in yesterday it causes me great pain and regret.If I try to live in tomorrow then I am missing all the things today has to offer.
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 11, 2011

    One Step At a Time

    I have plans and dreams, but I keep them realistic.  I find happiness in the simple things in life.  I find beauty around every corner and I am glad everyday I can get out of bed and start it all over again.
    loopnscc loopnscc
    46-50, M
    3 Responses May 7, 2009

    One Day At a Time

    It's the only way. You can't rush ahead willy nilly and do everything and still come out exactly where I was supposed to be. One step at a time to ensure you met all obligations and met all needs. To family, friends, work and to self. One day at a time to move forward at the...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Sep 7, 2008

    If I Didn't I'd Go Nuts

    I have to live one day at a time & not look too far ahead.  If I do, I become an emotional mess.  Today is all I can think about, okay, maybe tomorrow, too.  I mean you have to be prepared for what is coming up, after all, but I refuse to worry or obsess over...
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Oct 24, 2007

    With The World The Way It Is

    that is all most of us have is to live one day at a time, and hope we make it thought that day and do not need to see a doctor or something else happens
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Dec 8, 2011

    One Breath At a Time

    It's a constant struggle to live in the present!  Being the mother of a special needs child, where the mood can shift from minute to minute (literally), I've learned to just take each moment as it comes. 'Give us this day, our daily bread...'   not a weeks worth...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry
    46-50, F
    10 Responses May 17, 2008

    The Way to Stay Sane

    Living this way keeps me focused on the now.  Not the past which I can't change.  Not tomorrow because I don't know if it will be here.  But today----living in each moment has it comes my way.
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2008

    But Lately...

    I try to live one day at a time...but lately they've been ganging up on me, seven or eight at a time!
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 28, 2012

    Tomorrow....will It Ever Come?

    I don't think about tomorrow at all,tomorrow scares me to death. I feel so thankful when I am able to go through my today without being sad or depressed,that's kind of an achievement for me. I know I sound weak enough to give you an eeeewwww feeling,but that's the way I...
    Aliva Aliva
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2010

    But It's Damn Hard

    I am a worrier by nature. If I don't have something to worry about, I will invent it. Gradually I'm learning how to let go of the things I can't control and focus on the things I can. I've stopped spending so much energy agonizing over the past and fretting over the future. I try...
    Littlebrownbat Littlebrownbat
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2011

    Night At The Movies

    back in 1994 i still went to cinemas once in a while to see a movie, leo and i went and got our tickets and then up to the smelly popcorn.  i had $20 and i thought that would have been enough for a night at the movies.  They were selling these huge drinks, the size of...
    clarkee clarkee
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2010

    Today Is Today...

    The past is past and the future never comes. So I just try to get through the day because I never know if I'll be here tomorrow. So live it up, screw tomorrow's problems, and give today your all. 
    pleasegivemeasmile21 pleasegivemeasmile21
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 8, 2009

    DON'T Worry About It

    Living one day at a time is the only way to live. I really can’t change anything that is going to happen tomorrow. What ever happens, happens, whither I worry about it or not. The past is history so I just live for today and try to enjoy whatever Life brings my way.
    LateNightGuy LateNightGuy
    41-45, M
    14 Responses May 9, 2008

    Starting Tomorrow................k?

    I promise....April 20th, 2009 I will begin to try to live my life 'One Day At A Time' & see how far it takes me........... : )
    deleted deleted
    Apr 19, 2009

    It's the Only Way....

    It's the only way I can make it thru the day.   I am ruled by my emotions so for me to make plans past today.....it almost never happens.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 7, 2007

    I Had A Baby Once

    I had a baby once. Her name was Holly. One day I dressed her and kissed her, and placed her on her blanket to play. She was reading a book, looking at the pictures, smiling. That's the image I have of her. She was 15 months old. The next day she was gone. I had a family ...
    Quintesse Quintesse
    51-55, F
    28 Responses Nov 16, 2010


    Sometimes it's hour by hour. Depends on what's going on. I don't think there's anything wrong with that. There are plenty of times when I live for the moment, Make snap decisions and keep a million balls in the air at once. But sometimes, I wake up and just know......... it's...
    PaleAngel PaleAngel
    31-35, F
    Oct 3, 2010

    Ten Days

    10 days left. 10 days until I get to go home. They say home is where the heart is, My heart will always be there. I tried to make this place my home. But I can't. It's funny how I always wanted to get away from my house, and now all I want is to go back. I feel like I found...
    RoseDawson RoseDawson
    18-21, F
    Dec 11, 2010

    Carpe Diem

    In life, there are an infinite number of possibilities. Anything and everything can happen (as unlikely as it could be). That's why I think living one day at a time, living in the now, is so important.After all, you never know what could be right around the corner.
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    Jan 3, 2013

    24 Hours

    Made it through another one. 28 Nov. : check. Ran well. That's something.  29 Nov. : check. Only cried four times. That's an improvement. 30 Nov. : check. Bad day. However, late day development. Christiancowboy appeared.          ...
    Quintesse Quintesse
    51-55, F
    12 Responses Nov 27, 2010

    One Day At A Time

    One day at a time,That's me,Livin' life,Enjoying,To the fullest,Each and everyday.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Jul 30, 2012

    The Way

    This is the only way that I can live now.  I do not even like to plan ahead by a week.  I like to have my day by day be just that.  I am afraid to put too much on myself for fear that I will slip.  I try really hard to live this way.  one day at a...
    kaf0201 kaf0201
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jul 21, 2008
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