JUST FOR TODAY
By Kenneth L. Holmes
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 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 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
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 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, sometime, 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 as I give to the WORLD,
SO THE WORLD WILL GIVE TO ME.