Just for today
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 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 adjust myself to what it is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my luck as it comes.
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 exercise my soul in three ways. I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out: If anybody knows 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 look as well as I can, dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, criticize not one bit, and try not to improve or regulateanybody 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.
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.
live through 度过, 经受住
appall [ə'pɔ:l] v. 使……胆寒, 使……惊骇
assume [ə'sju:m] vt.假定, 设想, 承担, (想当然的)认为
make up one's minds 决心, 下决心
loafer ['ləufə] n. 游手好闲的人, 懒人
becomingly [bi'kʌmiŋli] adv. 合式地, 适当地
courteously ['kə:tiəsli] adv. 有礼貌地, 亲切地
regulate ['regjuleit] vt.调整, 校准, 管理, 控制
perspective [pə'spektiv] n.远景, 看法
原句：This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."
原句：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.