Just for today
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 appal me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime.
Just for today I will be happy. Most folks 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 today I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do somebody a good turn, and not get found out; if anybody knows of it, it will not count.
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, criticise not one bit, not find fault with anything and not try to improve or regulate anybody except me.
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: 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 the world, so the world will give to me.