|Just For Today
||[Apr. 12th, 2005|10:39 am]
dementedxcore - talk about your issues
|||||Yellowcard, 'Twenty Three'||]|
Hey, y'all! I know it's been awhile since I've posted. Sorry about that. ;___; I still love y'all!! <3<3<3 X infinity. ^_^
My grandmother found something in the newspaper a few years ago that she thought I would like. The clipping is in bad shape, so I typed it up in Word. I really enjoyed it, and reading over it again made me think of my problems and how I try to do things for the future, never for the present. It helped put things in perspective for me.
I thought y'all might like it as well. I'm not going to put it in a cut, 'cause I know people hardly ever click those. x_o;; But if someone gets upset 'cause I didn't, tell me, and I'll put it in a cut for ya.
*JUST FOR TODAY*
Just for today, I will live through this day only. I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow. I will not set far-reaching goals or try to overcome all my problems at once. I know that I can do something for 24 hours that would overwhelm me if I had to keep it up for a lifetime.
Just for today, I will be happy. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. If my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine.
Just for today, I will accept what is. I will face reality. I will correct those things I can and accept those I cannot.
Just for today, I will improve my mind. I will read something that requires effort, thought, and concentration. I will not be a mental loafer.
Just for today, I will make a conscious effort to be agreeable. I will be kind and courteous to those who cross my path, and I will not speak ill of others. I’ll improve my appearance, speak softly, and not interrupt when someone else is talking. I’ll refrain from improving anyone except myself.
Just for today, I will do something positive to improve my health. If I’m a smoker, I’ll quit. If I’m overweight, I’ll eat healthily – if only for today. And just for today, I’ll get off the couch and take a brisk walk, even if it’s only around the block.
Just for today, I will gather the courage to do what is right and take responsibility for my actions.