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.