Areille - the Lioness of God

Friday, September 07, 2007

Just For Today

We all have our 'down days' ... it's how we deal with them and overcome them that makes us different. This is one of those forwards that I loved and printed and stuck up on my office cabinet ... a fellow blogger inspired me to post it.

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 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 happy as they make their minds up 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 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. I will do something I don’t want to do—just for exercise. I will be honest about my feelings and take ownership of my needs. I will work to find ways to take care of myself.

Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress nicely, act courteously, criticize not one bit, not find fault with others, 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. Sometime during this half-hour 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.

If we want to develop a mental attitude that will bring us peace and happiness, here is Rule #1:

Think and act cheerfully, and you will feel cheerful.

—Author Unknown


  • At 9/07/2007 3:41 PM, Blogger Madhura said…

    wow! see this is exactly what i meant! your posts make me look at the brighter side of all things and thats exactly how i want it to be. made my day again :)

  • At 9/16/2007 5:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    A very practical way of answering the question 'How do you eat an elephant?' - 'One mouthful at a time'

    When applied to life in general, one day at a time :=]

    - Manu

  • At 10/19/2007 10:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wonderful writing...natural and spontaneous...very effortless


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