Girly It Girls, Just For Today…


I came across this most beautiful poem by Kenneth L. Holmes one morning when I suddenly felt as if I needed some sort of spiritual guidance in my life. Instead of finding a prayer of some sort, I found Just for Today, and I knew immediately, that it was perfect. It captures of the essence of how you should live your life each day, and what sort of outlook you should have. I was so inspired by this that I had to absolutely share this with you, my fellow Girly It Girls. I hope you enjoy it the way I did, and more importantly, I hope you can take with you at least one thing from it. 

Just for today, I will try to live through this day only, 
 and not tackle my whole life problem 
 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 assumes to 
 be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that 
 “most folks are as happy as they make up 
 their minds to be.” 


   Just for today, I will try to strengthen my mind. 
 I will study. I will learn something useful. 
 I will not be a mental loafer. I will read 
 something that requires effort, thought and 
 concentration. 

 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 to it. 

 Just for today, I will exercise my soul in three 
 ways: I will do somebody a good turn, and 
 not get found out. I will do at least two 
 things I don’t want to–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 look 
 as well as I can, dress becomingly, talk low, 
 act courteously, criticize not one bit, not 
 find fault with anything and not try to improve 
 or regulate anybody except 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. 


  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 unafraid. 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 to me.

Love always and forever, 

Girly It Girl <3  


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