We say -- I hear -- "all we have is today" so often that it loses its power.
It's important to regularly remind myself that what I have is "a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of my spiritual program."
Or, to put it another way...
You can't ski on last year's snow.
It's what I do today which helps me stay physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually sober today.
Sure, sure, the last thirty days of my sobriety are indeed substantively different than the very first thirty days of my sobriety... but what I did in those first thirty days really only worked to keep me sober in those first thirty days.
Today is what I have.
Today is what I must work with.
Today's action is what keeps me sober.
I drank or used drugs pretty much every day to cope with life.
So now I do AA pretty much every day to cope with life.
Works for me.
Just for Today.