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 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 to it.


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 do not 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 and act courteously;  criticise not one bit, nor

find fault with anything.  I will not try to improve or regulate anyone 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 those two pests, `hurry` and `indecision.`


JUST FOR TODAY I will have a quiet half hour all to myself and relax.

During this half hour, sometime, I will try and 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.