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One…

Of late the expression & mantra of “one day at a time” has been going round and round my consciousness.  I first took notice of this saying whilst reading it as it adorned the walls of many a public AA meeting I’ve attended.  I’m not an alcoholic but have had the privilege of sharing much time with a number of recovering ones.

As with us all if we are honest I’ve some things in my life that I have to wrestle with.  However with the 5 words and philosophy of “one day at a time” I can neutralise them, make progress and even overcome them.  A permanent and frequent reminder of this philosophy would be helpful.

Generally speaking I’m not a fan of tattoos, but perhaps if subtly and tastefully done I can see that they could have their uses.  At one stage in my life I came close to getting the Linfield FC badge tattooed on the ball of my right hand shoulder however 20 years on and I’m glad I gave that one a miss.

The more I think about it the word “one” relates to a lot of precious things in my life most important of which is my faith.  One God, one King, one Saviour, one way… no compromises and no additions.

I’ve also been interested in a movement called “ONE” for some time now. ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly inAfrica, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures.  For a long time I’ve been concerned by how little I know about the rest of the world and how little I’ve done to support those who need it most.  On my own I can’t do much but with others, together as one we can make a difference.

I’m not sure I’m quite ready for a tattoo just yet but if I was to get one this would be what it would be about…

A very good point…

Its about who trained the dog and how they treated it as opposed to what breed the dog is…