Just For Today

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1. Just for today I will be happy. This assumes what Abraham Lincoln said is true: ‘Most folks are about as happy as they make their mind up to be.’ Happiness comes from within; it is not a matter of externals.

2. Just for today I will try to adjust myself to what is; not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my family, my business, and my blessings as they come and fit myself to them.

3. Just for today I will take care of my body. I will exercise it, care for it, nourish it, not abuse or neglect it, so that it will be a perfect machine for myself and others.

4. Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought, and concentration(i.e. Bible,devotionals).

5. Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do someone a good turn and not get found out. I will do at least two chores I don’t want to do, as William James suggests, just for exercise.

6. Just for today I will be agreeable with good morals. I will look as well as I can, speak diplomatically, act courteously, be liberal with praise, criticize only negatives, not find fault with things of good moral character, and to help others improve.

7. Just for today I will try to live through this day only, not tackle my whole life at once. I can do things for twelve hours that would appall me if I had to keep them up for a lifetime.

8. Just for today I will have a program. I will write down what I expect to do every hour. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it. It will eliminate two pests: hurrying and indecision.

9. Just for today I will have a quiet half hour by myself and relax. In this half hour think of God and thank Him, so as to get a little more perspective into my life.

10. Just for today I will be unafraid. Particularly, I will be unafraid to be happy; to enjoy what is beautiful; to love; and to believe that those I love, love me.

Hey! if this can work for today, may be it can work for you next 364 days….:)

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