Just for today. . .by Sybil F. Partridge.

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 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 do–just for 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,
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 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 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.

0 thoughts on “Just for today. . .by Sybil F. Partridge.

  1. theauntsavant May 18, 2013 / 5:34 pm

    Great inspiration! Love it and not just for today…

    • DareToBeHappier September 24, 2013 / 2:16 pm

      I apologise for the long delay in replying, but I was using the App to post and therefore had missed your comment. Yes, I loved what she wrote, and ineed – not just for today..

  2. Katie Cross May 30, 2013 / 10:55 pm

    Very interesting. It’s stirring up all kinds of ideas in me…. 🙂

    • DareToBeHappier September 24, 2013 / 2:18 pm

      Katie – I was using the App for WordPress to post and hadn’t seen this comment, so apologies for the long delay in responding! I’m glad it inspired you – are you now able to share any of the ideas it stirred up?

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