Just for today,I
will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life
problem at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall
me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime.
Just for today,I will be happy. This assumes to be true
what Abraham Lincoln said, that "most folks are as happy as they make
up their minds to be."
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 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 exercise my soul in three ways: I
will do somebody a good turn, and not get found out. I will do at least
two things I don't want to--just for exercise. I will not show anyone
that my feelings are hurt; they may be hurt, but today I will not show
Just for today, I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I
can, dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, criticize not one
bit, not find fault with anything and not try to improve or regulate
anybody except myself.
Just for today, I will have a program. I may not follow it
exactly, but I will have it. I will save myself from two pests: hurry
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 of 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.