This card was given to me yesterday after an AA meeting I attended. I was there with strong hope and prayer that I can make a difference to the lives of those dependent on drugs and alcohol with the various tools that Yoga has to offer. Although there are a number of phrases I would change on the whole it’s a pretty good affirmation to start the day for any addict in recovery or not. So I’ve copied it here to share, It’s good to know there is help out there.
Just for today I will try to live through this day only and not tackle my whole life at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appal me if Â I felt I had to keep it up for a life time.
Just for today I will be happy. Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Just for today I will adjust myself to what is and not try to adjust everything to my own desire. I will take my ’ luck ’ as it comes and fit myself to it.
Just for today I will strengthen my mind. I will study. I will learn something new. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.
Just for today i will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out; Â 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 maybe hurt but today I wont show it.
Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, criticise not one bit, not find fault with anything and not try to improve or regulate anybody exceptÂ myself.
Just for today I will have a programme. I will not follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will save myself from two pests: hurry and indecision.
Just for today I will have a quiet half hour and relax. During this time I will get a better perspective of my life.
Just for today I will not be afraid and believe that as I give to the world so the world will give what is right for me, without me having any expectations.