Just for today: I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle all my problems 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. This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, ”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 into it
Just for today: I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study. 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, keep my voice low, be courteous, criticize not one bit. I won’t find fault with anything, nor try to improve or regulate anybody else 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 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 un-afraid. 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 back to me.