– Just for today I will be happy –
Just for today, I will believe I’m special, an important person. I will love me as what I am. 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 try to strengthen my mind. I will study. I will learn something useful. 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 take care of my body.
I will exercise it, care for it, nourish it, not abuse it nor neglect it, so
that it will be a perfect machine for my bidding. Just for Today: I will have a program. I will try to follow it to the best of my ability. 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. Just for today, I will smile no matter how much I hurt on the inside, for maybe if I smile a little, my heart will soften and I will begin to heal. Just for today, when my heart feels like breaking, I will stop and remember that grief is the price we pay for loving, and the only reason I hurt is because I had the privilege of loving so much.
Just for today, I will not compare myself with others. I am fortunate to be who I am Just for today, I will invest my most valuable resource: my time, in the most transcendental work: my life; I will spend each minute passionately to make of today a different and unique day in my life.
Just for today, I will defy every obstacle that appears on my way trusting I will succeed. I understand that, difficulties are a part of the life and are born to be conquered
Just for today, I will find ways to help share the burden of another person. I will do something nice for someone, but I wil
l do it secretly. I will reach out anonymously and bless the life of another. Just for today, I will raise the spirits of someone who is discouraged
My smile, my words, my expression of support, can make the difference to someone who is wrestling with life. Especially, just for today, I will allow myself to be happy, to enjoy what is beautiful, to love, and to believe that those I love, love me. I will do things that make me happy : watch a funny movie, do somethings kind, send a ecard, listen to a favorite song…
Have a good day and a better one tomorrow!
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