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Old 01-02-2006, 01:59 PM
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Talking Just for Today

Thought I would share this, something I read in Dear Abby's column about New Year's resolutions adapted from the original credo of Al-Anon.

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 of 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 that I can correct 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'll not speak ill of others. I'll improve my appearance, speak softly, and not interrupt when someone else is talking. Just for today, I'll refrain from improving anybody but 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 just for today. And not only that, 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 responsibilty for my own actions.


I took and cut this article out and have it posted on my refrigerator as a daily reminder.



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Old 01-02-2006, 05:11 PM
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I love it!!

(even if I did light up a ciggie at the start and feel guilty when I got a bit further down. )
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:27 PM
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Thanks Double...my goals for this year are outlined in your post. Not the smoking, but doing things for me.

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