Monday, March 7, 2011

Inspiration: "Beginning Today"

Beginning Today...

I will no longer worry about yesterday.
It is in the past and the past will never change.
Only I can change by choosing to do so.

I will no longer worry about tomorrow.
Tomorrow will always be there,
waiting for me to make the most of it.
But I cannot make the most of tomorrow without first making the most of today.

I will look in the mirror and
I will see a person worthy of my respect and admiration.
This capable person looking back at me
is someone I enjoy spending time with
and someone I would like to get to know better.

I will cherish each moment of my life.
I value this gift bestowed upon me in this world
and I will unselfishly share this gift with others.
I will use this gift to enhance the lives of others.

I will take a moment to step off the beaten path
and to revel in the mysteries I encounter.
I will face challenges with courage and determination.
I will overcome what barriers there may be which
hinder my quest for growth and self-improvement.

I will take life one day at a time,
one step at a time.
Discouragement will not be allowed to taint my positive self-image,
my desire to succeed or my capacity to love.

I walk with renewed faith in human kindness.
Regardless of what has gone before,
I believe there is hope for a brighter and better future.

I will open my mind and my heart.
I will welcome new experiences.
I will meet new people.
I will not expect perfection from myself nor anyone else:
perfection does not exist in an imperfect world.
But I will applaud the attempt to overcome human foibles.

I am responsible for my own happiness
and I will do things that make me happy. . .
admire the beautiful wonders of nature,
listen to my favorite music,
pet a kitten or a puppy,
soak in a bubble bath . . .
pleasure can be found in the most simple of gestures.

I will learn something new;
I will try something different;
I will savor all the various flavors life has to offer.
I will change what I can and the rest I will let go.
I will strive to become the best me I can possibly be.

..... and every day.

Penny White, copyright 1990

(I originally posted this on 8.3.09, but felt is was worth posting again.)



  1. very emotional !

    thanks for sharing

    ciao ave

  2. Southern Belle Ph.D.March 7, 2011 at 7:32 AM

    Fabulous Florida Mommy,

    This is my first time to post here but I have been following your blog for several months. Although I enjoy your style offerings very much, I really find your inspirational posts to be great. I always look forward to reading each of them.

    OT: I recall reading that you were interested in the sailor striped shirt. I ordered it and am returning it as I found it to be a wonderfully soft fabric but a bit too thick considering it is a Spring offering from JC. Just my humble opinion but I wanted to share it with you. I, too, live in a warm climate.

  3. The white cabbage: Thank you for stopping by! :)

  4. Southern Belle Ph.D.: Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me about the sailor stripe shirt. I had actually been on waitlist for it and received it yesterday. Like you, I am also returning it. While it is nice, I was disappointed in the color since I was expecting black and white or at least ivory, which it's not. I also feel it's a bit too warm for spring and won't get a lot of use from me to justify it's price tag. Thank you again for taking the time to comment! I really appreciate it! :)