Compiling stories for our very own PA "One Day at a Time" book
Hi there - I'm thinking it would be a great thing to start to compile stories for a PA "One Day at a Time" (ODAT), or mediation, book.
You know, a daily reader on various topics related to procrastination.
I think a really, REALLY easy way to do that would be for people to post entries in one section on the PA site regarding this. I'm thinking that section could be here! :)
For ideas of what these entries look like in other 12 Step programs' ODATs, see below. (My suggestion is look through a few, until you find one that resonates with you. You can use that as a sort of template, if you wish. Some are more personal, some more philosophical, etc. Use what works for you as an example!) :
* http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/thought.view?catId=1901 (click on any of the books listed under the "Read today's thought from any of these book" section)
* http://www.oa.org/meditations1.php (click on any links under "Daily Meditations")
The idea is to share our experience, but - really - focus on hope, recovery, and moving forward. To share with others, and - in sharing - inspire, create connection, and foster recovery.
Some ideas for topics are:
One day at a time
Progress not perfection
In God's time, not mine
Using the phone
Keep coming back
It works if you work it
The serenity prayer
Victories (large AND small)
New day, new start
Falling off the horse (and getting back on again)
Etc., etc., etc.
So - if you're interested, post your entry here! :)
A bucket gets filled one drop at a time, and a compilation of relevant readings will come together one story at a time.
Please note that this is not so much for sharing the entirety of your personal story (as with the stories from the Big Book), but more for entries for a daily reader.
Personal stories can be sent to Pro for the Big Book that he/she is compiling. See here: http://procrastinators-anonymous.org/node/3090
Thanks much! May the force be with you! :)
Cheers - MC