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 for the rest of my life . . . 

 Author Unknown




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Midi "If I Were Free" is used with permission
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Bruce DeBoer 

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