December 31, 2007

Beginning Today

New Year's thoughts...sent by a good friend (thanks, Chris!) and passed on:

BEGINNING TODAY

Beginning today,

I will no longer worry about yesterday.
It is in the past and the past will never change. Only I can change by choosing to do so.

Beginning today,

I will no longer worry about tomorrow.
Tomorrow will always be there, waiting for me to make the most of it.
But I cannot make the most of tomorrow without first making the most of
today.


Beginning today,

I will look in the mirror and I will see a person worthy of my respect and admiration. This capable person looking back at me is someone
I enjoy spending time with and someone I would like to get to know better.


Beginning today,

I will cherish each moment of my life. I value this gift bestowed
upon me in this world and I will unselfishly share this gift with others.
I will use this gift to enhance the lives of others.


Beginning today,

I will take a moment to step off the beaten path
and to revel in the mysteries I encounter. I will face challenges with courage and determination.
I will overcome what barriers there may be which hinder my quest
for growth and self-improvement.


Beginning today,

I will take life one day at a time, one step at a time.
Discouragement will not be allowed to taint my positive self-image,
my desire to succeed, or my capacity to love.


Beginning today,

I walk with renewed faith in human kindness.
Regardless of what has gone before, I believe there is hope for a brighter and better future.


Beginning today,

I will open my mind and my heart.
I will welcome new experiences. I will meet new people.
I will not expect perfection from myself nor anyone else: perfection does not exist in an imperfect world. But I will applaud the attempt to overcome human foibles.


Beginning today,

I am responsible for my own happiness and I will do
things that make me happy . . .
admire the beautiful wonders of nature, listen to my favorite music,
pet a kitten or a puppy, soak in a bubble bath . . .
Pleasure can be found in the most simple of gestures.


Beginning today,

I will learn something new,
I will try something different,
I will savor all the various flavors life has to offer.
I will change what I can and the rest I will let go.
I will strive to become the best me I can possibly be.


Beginning today. And every day.

–Author Unknown

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