This is my mantra for today...I sometimes tend to get ahead of myself...worrying about things that might happen...feeling overwhelmed by how long the road to my goals will be..wasting my time & energy on the "What if's" of life.
I have been blessed with a very special friend who has taught me to stop doing this-period.
She pointed out that most of the things we worry about never happen...and after thinking about it,I realised she is right!
Which brings me back to TODAY. This is the what I need to focus on & decide what I will do with this gift. I can do anything for the next 24 hours,if I put my mind to it! I can conquer my fears,my cravings, my guilt & doubt.I can be what ever I want to be...
Just for Today Poem
~ Sybil F. Partridge
Just for today I will try to adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my family, my business, and my luck as they come and fit myself to them.
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 try to strengthen my mind. 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 at least two things I don't want to do, as William James suggests, just for exercise.
Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress as becomingly as possible, talk low, act courteously, be liberal with praise, criticize not at all, nor find fault with anything and not try to regulate nor improve anyone.
Just for today I will try to live through this day only, not to tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do things for twelve hours that would appall me if I had to keep them up for a lifetime.
Just for today I will have a program. I will write down what I expect to do every hour. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it. It will eliminate two pests, hurrying and indecision.
Just for today I will have a quiet half-hour all by myself and relax. In this half-hour sometimes I will think of God, so as to get a little more perspective into my life.
Just for today I will be unafraid, especially I will not be afraid to be happy, to enjoy what is beautiful, to love, and to believe that those I love, love me."
It is amazing to me that we have the ability to choose what type of day it will be. it is not what happens,but how we perceive it...defeat or just a challenge. We get to decide-just for today.
I do not need to make my choices for tomorrow,or next week,or month,or year. I only need to focus on TODAY...
It's your decision-can you do it for just one day? That's all you need to know & I am confident
That We Can Do It!!!!
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