Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Just for Today

Just for Today
The Choice is Mine
  1. Just for Today I will try to live through this day only, not tackling all of my problems at once. I can do something at this moment that would discourage me if I had to continue it for a lifetime.
  2. Just for Today I will try to be happy, realizing that my happiness does not depend on what others do or say or what happens around me. Happiness is a result of being at peace with myself.
  3. Just for Today I will try to adjust myself to what is and not force everything to adjust to my own desires. I will accept my family, my friends, my buiness, my circumstances as they come.
  4. Just for Today I will take care of my physical health; I will exercise my mind; I will read something spiritual.
  5. Just for Today I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out. IF anyone knows of it, it will not count. I will do at least one thing I don't want to do, and I will perform some small act of love for my neighbor.
  6. Just for Today I will try to go out of my way to be kind to someone I meet. I will be considerate, talk low, and look as good as I can. I will not engage in unnecessary criticism or finding fault, not try ot improve or regulate anybody except myself.
  7. 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.
  8. Just for Today I will stop saying "If I had time." I will never find time for anything. If I want time, I must take it.
  9. Just for Today I will have a quiet time of meditation wherein I shall think of my Higher Power, of myself, and of my neighbor. I shall relax and seek truth.
  10. Just for Today I shall be unafraid. Particularly, I shall be unafraif to be happy, to enjoy what is good, what is beautiful, and what is lovely in life.
  11. Just for Today I will not compare myself with others. I will accept myself and live to the best of my ability.
  12. Just for Today I choose to believe that Ican live this one day.

From pages 233-234 in Emotions Anonymous (Revised edition) published in 1996, St. Paul, Minnesota: Emotions Anonymous. ISBN 0-9607356-5-8. OCLC 49768287. Order from Emotional Anonymous International.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you Phil for this beautiful space and all this EA information. I'm truly grateful to have found it. Yours in EA, ML