Just for today I will live through this day only, and not set far- reaching goals to try to overcome all my problems at once. I know I can do something for 24 hours that would appal me if I thought I had to keep it up for a lifetime.
Just for today I will be happy. Abraham Lincoln said, “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” He was right. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. I will chase them out of my mind and replace them with happy thoughts.
Just for today I will adjust myself to what is. I will face reality, I will correct those things that I can correct and accept those things I cannot correct.
Just for today I will improve my mind. I will not be a mental loafer. I will force myself to read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.
Just for today I will do something positive to improve my health. If I am a smoker, I'll make an honest effort to quit. If I’m overweight, I will eat nothing I know to be fattening. And I will force myself to exercise - even if it only walking around the block or using the stairs instead of the elevator.
Just for today I’ll do something I been putting off for a long time. I’ll finally write that letter, make that phone call, clean that closet or straighten out those dresser drawers.
Just for today before I speak I will ask myself, “Is it true? Is it kind?” and if the answer to either of those questions is negative, I won’t say it.
Just for today I will make a conscious effort to be agreeable. I will look as good as I can, dress becomingly, talk softly, act courteously and not interrupt when someone else is talking.
Just for today I will not try to improve anybody except myself.
Just for today I will have a program. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it, thereby saving myself from two pests; hurry and indecision.
Just for today I will gather the courage to do what is right and take responsibility for my own actions.