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Just For Today

Friday, January 03, 2014

Yesterday I read the following piece somewhere online. I honestly can't remember where I read it but I copied and pasted in an email to myself. I apologize if I ripped it off anyone on this site--please take credit if so. I am pasting it here so I know where it is and can come back to it periodically. I think it's good to be reminded every so often to take baby steps and remain in the moment so as to not get discouraged in my quest for self-improvement.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will live through this day only. I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow. I will not set far-reaching goals or try to overcome all of my problems at once. I know that I can do something for 24 hours that would overwhelm me if I had to keep it up for a lifetime.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will be happy. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. If my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will accept what is. I will face reality. I will correct those things that I can correct and accept those I cannot.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will improve my mind. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. I will not be a mental loafer.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will make a conscious effort to be agreeable. I will be kind and courteous to those who cross my path, and I'll not speak ill of others. I will improve my appearance, speak softly, and not interrupt when someone else is talking.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will refrain from improving anybody but myself.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will do something positive to improve my health. If I'm a smoker, I'll quit. If I am overweight, I will eat healthfully -- if only for today. And not only that, I will get off the couch and take a brisk walk, even if it's only around the block.

JUST FOR TODAY: I will gather the courage to do what is right and take the responsibility for my own actions.

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    Thanks for for posting it .. and Sharing it .. I will put it in my planner for those days I need it also.. Great reminders .... I might even print it out and hang this bad boy up ...

    love you so much,
    1018 days ago
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    1019 days ago
    I love this! I'm going to print it off and save it! Thanks for sharing!
    1023 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Thank you! With the flood of resolutions flying around....something I wont buy into...I really needed this!
    A mini life motto- just like SP told us, a slow steady change will ensure real success!
    Wow it is the recipe to be the best you can, not perfect!
    1024 days ago
    WOW this is so good, I love the lack of pressure, the lack of high expectations and best of all the notion that we can only do things one day at a time. I am guilty of looking too far ahead and feeling like a failure if I am not at that point.

    Thanks for sharing!!! I need to make these part of my New Years Resolutions. I have not made any but my DH would love all of these! I am sharing these with my DH & DD as my entire family needs to abide by these!

    If we use these while we stick with our journey we will be so much better in the end. I will stick with mine! Love ya! emoticon emoticon

    1024 days ago
    oooh, oooh, oooh! I love, love, love this!
    I needed this right now!
    thank you!! emoticon emoticon
    1024 days ago
    love this!
    1024 days ago
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