Only for today, I will try to live through this day and not tackle all my problems at once.
Only for today, I will take the greatest care of my appearance, I will be courteous in my behaviour; I will not criticize anyone. I will not claim to improve or to discipline anyone except myself.
I’ll be glad, only for today, I will be happy in the certainty that I was created to be happy, not only in the other world but also in this one.
Only for today, I will adapt to circumstances without requiring all circumstances to be adapted to my own wishes.
Only for today, I will devote ten minutes of my time to good reading remembering that just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul.
Only for today, I will do one good deed and won’t tell anyone about it.
Only for today, I will do at least one thing I do not like doing; and if my feelings are hurt, I will make sure that no one notices.
Only for today, I will make a plan for myself I may not follow it to the letter, but I will make it, and I will be on guard against two evils: hastiness and indecision.
Only for today, I will firmly believe, despite appearances that the Good Providence of God cares for me as if no one else existed in this world.
Only for today, I will have no fears. In particular, I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful and to believe in goodness.
Indeed for twelve hours, I can certainly do good. It won’t cause me consternation. As if I were I to believe I had to do it all my life.
H.H. Jean XXIII