- Just for today, I will allow my real personality to just be, and accept myself as I am.
- Just for today, I will listen to my intuition about what I really
want in life, be OK with what I want, and not compare myself to others.
- Just for today, I will adjust myself for what it is. I will face
reality. I will try to change what I can, and accept those things I cannot change.
- Just for today I will release judgments of others since I do not walk in their shoes.
- Just for today, I will try to live through this day only, and not
set far-reaching goals to try to overcome all my problems at once. I
know I can do something for 12 hours that would appall me if I felt that
I had to keep it up for a lifetime.
- Just for today, I will try to be happy. Abraham Lincoln said, “Most
folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” He was
right. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. I will chase them
out of my mind and replace them with happy thoughts.
- Just for today, I will try to improve my mind. I will not be a
mental loafer. I will force myself to read something that requires
effort, thoughts, and concentration.
- Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do a
good deed for someone without letting them know it. (If they find out I
did it, it won’t count). I will do at least two good things that I know I
should do but have been putting off. 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 softly, act courteously, and speak ill of none.
Just for today I will try to improve no one except myself.
- Just for today I will have a program. I may not follow it exactly
but I will have it, thereby saving myself from two pests: hurry and
- Just for today I will have a quiet half hour to relax alone. During
this time I will reflect on my behavior and will try to get a better
perspective on my life.
- Just for today I will be unafraid. I will gather the courage to do
what is right and take the responsibility for my own actions. I will
expect nothing from the world, but I will realize that as I give to the
world, the world will give to me.