The “Just for Today” Philosophy

Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle all my problems 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 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 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.

Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do somebody a good turn, and not get found out; if anybody knows of it, it will not count. I will do at least two things I don’t 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, keep my voice low, be courteous, criticize not one bit. I won’t find fault with anything, nor try to improve or regulate anybody but 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 two pests: hurry and indecision.

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.

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.

 

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6 Responses to “The “Just for Today” Philosophy”

  1. Amayzone Says:

    aargh these are a challenge – have you ever managed to do all of them?

    • waynebisset Says:

      Did them for 6 and a half years, over and over again, plus the 12 bloody steps!

  2. Life on Life’s Terms « One Man's Opinion Blog Says:

    […] I think it is! So here are the things I am not doing at the moment. I firstly am not following the Just for Today at all, and then I am definitely not even saying this […]

  3. Philosophy Guy Says:

    Just found this post on Google – have you published any other related posts? 

    Metaphysics 

  4. waynebisset Says:

    P. Guy. If you check the category WWW on my blog, about 10 or so.
    Then even my Social Media Marketing is pretty philosophical, I think?

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