Gratitude List 07/12/2018
JUST FOR TODAY
Just for today I am living through this day only and not tackling my whole life problem at once. I am doing something for 12 hours that would have appalled me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime.
Just for today I am 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 have adjusted myself to what is and not tried to adjust everything to my own desires. I too am taking this day as it comes and fitting myself to it.
Just for today I have tried to strengthen my mind. I have studied. I have learnt something useful. I have not been a mental loafer. I have read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.
Just for today I have exercised my soul in three ways: I have done somebody a good turn, and didn’t get found out; if anybody knows of it, it will not count; I did at least two things I didn’t want to do – just for exercise; I did not show anyone that my feelings are hurt – they may have been hurt but today I did not show it.
Just for today I have been agreeable. I have looked as well as I could, dressed becomingly, talked low, acted courteously, criticised not one bit, not found fault with anything, and not tried to improve or regulate anybody but myself.
Just for today I had a programme. I may not have followed it exactly but I had it. I saved myself from two pests – hurry and indecision.
Just for today I still need to have a quiet half-hour all by myself and relax. During this half-hour, sometime, I tried to get a better perspective of my life.
Just for today I was unafraid. Especially I was not be afraid to enjoy what was beautiful and to believe that, as I gave to the world, so the world will gave to me.
Just for today I haven’t gambled.