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#199123 - 01/11/08 10:46 PM Something I found online
JasonSmalls Offline
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Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 142
Loc: NJ
Just for Today

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 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 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 don't want to--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,
act courteously, criticize not one bit, not
find fault with anything and not try to improve
or regulate anybody 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 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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#199174 - 01/12/08 11:49 AM Re: Something I found online [Re: JasonSmalls]
Still Offline
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Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 6597
Loc: Never Sugar Mountain
Joey,

You got NO idea what this did for me today. THANK YOU for posting it.

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Objects In Mirror are Less Than They Appear.

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#199179 - 01/12/08 12:35 PM Re: Something I found online [Re: Still]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Joey,

What a cool post. Thanks for that. One of the easiest ways for a survivor to feel overwhelmed is to look at his situation all at once - past, present and future - and wonder "what can I do". Sometimes we have to just take things a day at a time and tell ourselves, "Okay, I did what I could".

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#199194 - 01/12/08 01:52 PM Re: Something I found online [Re: roadrunner]
mvnforwrd Offline
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Registered: 12/05/07
Posts: 216
Loc: NJ
JUST FOR TODAY!

I read a poem by someone Which repeated JUST FOR TODAY. The only difference was the poem was regarding the pain of surviving. This post shows the other side of surviving. The bottom line to me is JUST FOR TODAY ! take your foot out of yesterday and tomorro or you will piss all over today!

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Take your foot out of yesterday and your other foot out of tomorro or you will keep pissing allover today!

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#199199 - 01/12/08 02:12 PM Re: Something I found online [Re: mvnforwrd]
alexey Offline
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Registered: 08/16/05
Posts: 1674
Loc: Moscow, Russia
Thanks Joey. It is a reat and very insightful poem. I relate to much of what it says: Just for today.

Thanks.

Alexey

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You will see He can comfort you like nothing else!

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