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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 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,
that "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,
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, some time,
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 I give to the world,
so the world will give to me.

Published in www.ishaah.com, Author Ruth Carter-Bourdon