Nov 20, 2010

Just for Today

Photo by ariane_hunter

Today I'd like to share a bit of advice from Sybil F. Partridge that I found in "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" by Dale Carnegie. It's used in many programs, especially ones for coping with addiction, but in general these are good words to live by.

Just for Today

1. Just for today I will be happy. This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true, that" most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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--just for exercise.

6. 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.

7. Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. I will be unafraid, especially I will not be afraid to be happy and to enjoy what is beautiful. I believe that as I give to the world, so the world will give to me and that those I love, love me.

Have a great day :)

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  1. Those are great words. I can see how they could help people.

    I do however want to be a mental loafer. It just sounds cool.

  2. I've stumbled upon this by accident and then looked at your flickr.

    Now I have to ask...

    Are you familiar with something called Cabbit Patch?

  3. Yes! <3 I was Haruhina/ AlterAura/Kichomi/ Mouse and probably some other names... I take it you were on the forum too?

  4. Yeah I was. I was Krystal/ Crystal Wolf/ B*Real. I remember seeing pictures of you back when I looked at your deviantArt so when I saw your flickr I was like.... "Is this who I think it is??" Haha oh wow, I sound like a creeper.

  5. Ahhh you seem so grown up now! Haha,I guess it has been a while.

    That's cool, I was talking to Kibby about bringing the site back but I think he's forgotten or too busy again. =/