The following is an adaptation of “Just For Today” meditation borrowed from Emotions Anonymous group.
The choice is mine
Just for today I will live through this day only, and not try to tackle all of my problems at once. All I have to do is take small steps in the right direction, getting there will take care of itself.
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.
Just for today I will try to adjust myself to what is, and not try to force everything to adjust to my own desires. I will take my life as it comes, and I will fit myself to it.
Just for today I will take care of my physical health; I will exercise my mind; I will read something spiritual.
Just for today I will do something good for somebody. I will do at least one thing I don’t want to do, and I will perform some small acts of love.
Just for today I will try to go out of my way to be kind to someone I meet. I will be considerate and talk low. I will not engage in unnecessary criticism or try to find faults. I will 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 pet peeves — hurry and indecision.
Just for today I will stop saying, “If I had time.” There is never enough time. If I want to do something, I must make time for it.
Just for today I will have a quiet time of meditation; I shall relax and seek truth.
Just for today I shall be unafraid. Particularly, I shall be unafraid to be happy, to enjoy what is good, beautiful, and lovely in life.
Just for today I will not compare myself with others. I will accept myself and live to the best of my ability.
Just for today!