Friday, January 8, 2010

Just for Today......

As most of you know, today is a difficult day for me
as we have to end our fur baby's suffering
it's time...she has suffered long enough

Many years ago when I went thru another challenge in my life
 I was given this bookmark from Al-anon
I would like to share it with everyone
Hopefully you will never need it
but if you find yourself in that place
please do

Just for today:

I will try to live through this day only,
and not tackle all my problems at once.
I can do something for twelve hours that
would appall me if I felt that I had to
keep it up for a lifetime.

Just for today:

 I will be happy.
This assume to be true what Abraham Lincoln said,
*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 desires.
 I will take my *luck* as it comes,
and fit myself into it

Just for today:

I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study.
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:
it will do somebody a good turn
and not get found out;
if anybody know 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.

Just for today:

I will be agreeable.
I will ook as well as I can, dress becomingly,
keep my voice low,be courteous,
criticize not one bit.
I won't find fault with anything,
nor try to improve or regulate anybody else but 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 pests: Hurry and Indecision's.

Just for today:

I will have a quiet half hour all by myself, and relax.
During this half hour,
sometime I will try to get a better perspective of my life.

Just for today:

I will be un-afraid.
Especially I will not be afraid
 to enjoy what is beautiful,
and to believe
that as I give to the world,
so the world will give back to me.


  1. Thinking of you and Chuck and the kids today!!

  2. Wonderful words. Take care, you know you are doing this out of love. I hope the good memories outweigh the pain.

  3. You are in my thoughts and prayers today. I know this is difficult but must be done. Bless you these words, and yes just for today you can............

  4. May God go with you today.

  5. I'm so sorry Jo, I hope you can find comfort in knowing you gave her a great life. I love the photo of her at the window.