03 July 2011

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 appall me if 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 happy as they make up their minds to be."

Just for today... I will adjust myself to what is, and try not to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my 'luck' as it comes, and fit it to myself.

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 about it, it will not count. I will do at least two things I do not want to do - just for exercise. I will not show anyone my feelings hurt; they may be hurt, but I will not show it.

Just for today... I will be agreeable. I will talk low, act courteously, criticize not one bit, not find fault with anything, and try not to improve or regulate anyone but 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 to myself and relax. During this half hour, sometime, I will try to set 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 as I give to the world, so the world will give to me.

a mantra