OT - from 'Dear Abby' - helping KEEP our resolutions

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by victoria, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    PEARLS OF WISDOM
    from Dear Abby

    these can help us with those pesky "New Year's Resolutions."

    January 1, 2006

    TODAY GIVES US OPPORTUNITY TO START OFF the NEW YEAR FRESH
    (Well, I know today is Jan. 2, but... so what, start today LOL!)

    DEAR READERS: Rise and shine, and welcome to 2006! This is our chance for a new beginning, the day we discard destructive old habits for healthy new ones. With that in mind, I'm printing Dear Abby's oft-requested list of New Year's resolutions -- adapted by my mother 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 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 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 responsibility for my own actions.

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    :)

    V



  2. victoria

    victoria New Member


    for inspiration...