Each morning the day lies like a fresh shirt on our bed; this incomparably fine, incomparably tightly woven tissue of pure prediction fits us perfectly. The happiness of the next twenty-four hours depends on our ability, on waking, to pick it up.
~ Walter Benjamin (1892 – 1940)
Rules for a Perfect Day
Just for Today I will try to strengthen my mind by reading something that requires effort, thought, and concentration.
Just for Today I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out.
Just for Today I will do a task that needs to be done but which I have been putting off. I will do it as an exercise in will power.
Just for Today I will dress as becomingly as possible, talk low, act courteously, be liberal with praise, and criticize not one bit nor find fault with anything.
Just for Today I will have a quiet half hour all by myself and relax. In this half hour sometime I will think of God so as to get more perspective in my life.
Just for Today I will be unafraid. Especially, I will not be afraid to be happy, to enjoy what is beautiful, to love, and to believe that those I love, love me.
~ Author Unknown