JUST FOR TODAY I will try to live through this day only and not tackle my whole life problems 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 that 'most folks are as happy as they make up their minds 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 to it.
JUST FOR TODAY I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, criticise not one little bit, not find fault with anything, and not try to improve or regulate anybody but myself.
JUST FOR TODAY I will 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. If anyone knows of it, it will not count. I will do at least two things I do not want to do - just for exercise. I will not show anyone that my feelings are hurt; they may be hurt, but for today I will not show it.
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 on my life.