Rules For A Perfect Day

Just for today…

I will try to live and delight in the reality of being
alive. My past is forever gone, my future an uncertainty, so
I will be happy and thankful for each moment.

I will not allow negative input into my mind… happiness is
a choice and I choose to be happy.

I will be thankful to God for my health, my loved ones, my
business, and my country. I will also be thankful for any
pain in crisis that helps me grow because God has said, be
thankful in all things.

I will take care of my body, realizing the importance of the
words moderation and balance, knowing that as I bring my
flesh under control, how much easier it will be to control
my will and my actions.

I will treat everyone I meet today the way I would like to
be treated. I will strive to have them like themselves
better when they’re with me.

I will avoid gossip, jealousy, and negative thinking. Most
people don’t think about what they think about. Today, I
will make a conscious effort to hold loving and beautiful
thoughts in my mind.

I will write down my priorities; thinking of my loved ones
and my responsibilities. I may not get everything done, but
I will do the most productive thing possible at every given
moment.

I will strive to humble myself before others, controlling my
ego and making other people feel important.

I will spend time in study, learning how to better serve my
fellowman. I know my growth in all areas is in direct
proportion to the service I give to others.

I will not take rejection personally. I am first and
foremost in the people business and, thus, realize they can
only reject my proposal and not me. I will keep on keepin’
on.

I will spend time in prayer, asking God to let others see
the light of His shining love through me.
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Tom Hopkins