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2013 Resolutions by Dear Abbey

This is something I intend to reflect on daily in 2013.  Dear Abbey (Pauline Phillips) adapted this from the original Al-Anon Credo.  It speaks for itself….

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 will 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.