Just for Today
Just for today I will try to live through this day only and not tackle my whole life’s problems at once.
I can do something for twelve hours that would appal me if I felt I had to keep it up for a lifetime.
Just for today I will be happy. Most folk are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Just for today I will adjust myself to what is and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my ‘luck’ as it comes and fit myself to it.
Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind; I will study, I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.
Just for tody I will exercise my soul in three ways:
I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out and if anybody knows of it it will not count.
I will do at least two things that I don’t want to do just for the exercise.
I will not show anyone that my feelings are hurt – they may be hurt but today I will not show it.
Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can. I will dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, criticise not one bit, not find fault with anything and not try to improve or regulate anybody other than myself.
Just for today I will have a programme. I may not follow it exactly but I will have it. I will save myself from two pests – worry and indecision.
Just for today I will have a quiet half hour all by myself and relax. During this half hour, sometime, I will try to get a better perspective on my life.
Just for today I will be unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful, and to believe that as I give to the world, so the world will give to me.