Today, I spent some time at the Dominica Broadcasting Station, as a guest on a radio program with my Parish Priest Fr. Herman Sharplis, along with Miss Fredericka James. We focused on issues such as Resolution making, Relationships (As relates to that with God and others) and setting Boundaries. There I personally said that I am not keen on resolution making, but more interested in spending each day of the year given me, well.
Then, I got a message from my dear friend and it struck me. The list of things shared therein, made me wonder whether they are not resolutions within themselves. Though I have not quite committed to them as My Personal Resolutions for 2013, I thought sharing them with you would be a great idea. Meanwhile, as if in a subtle manner, I can share them with myself, and safe-keep them here, as a frequent reminder with easy access.
I must state that some of these are just what I have been doing over the latter part of the past year with greater personal resolve. I hope you understand why I would share this with you.
I sure hope it appeals to you. If it does, please feel free to share your thoughts.
So here goes:
JUST for TODAY!
“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 of 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 that 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 will improve my appearance, speak softly and not interrupt when someone else is talking.
Just for today, I will 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 over-weight, I will eat healthfully – if only for today. And not only that, I will 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 the responsibility for my own actions.
Welcome to 2013″
God bless you and Happy Happy New Year Everyone.
Yours in Christ Jesus.