try to live through this day only and not tackle my whole life problem
at once. I can do something for twenty-four hours that would appall me
if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime.
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."
will adjust myself to what is and not try to adjust everything else to
my desires. I will take my "luck" as it comes and fit myself
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.
will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do somebody a good turn and
not get found out; if anybody knows of it, it will not count; I will do
at least two things I don't want to do, just for exercise. I will not
show anyone that my feelings are hurt; they may be hurt, but today I
will not show it.
will be agreeable. I will look as good 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.
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.
will have a quiet half hour all by myself and relax. During this half
hour, sometime, I will try to get a better perspective on my life.
will be unafraid. I will enjoy that which is beautiful and will believe
that as I give to the world, so the world will give to me.