Just For Today
Poems that focus on just for today to encourage and inspire you. The poems offer wisdom on
things to keep in mind today.
So often we focus on tomorrow and forget that today is the only day we are guaranteed of having. Find verses that are inspirational and motivational to remind you
to live today! We hope these poems are ones that you will share with others to remind them that they have
Short Poems / Inspirational Poems
/ Just For Today
Mend a quarrel.
Search out a forgotten friend.
Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust.
Write a love letter.
Share some treasure.
Give a soft answer.
Manifest your loyalty in a word or a deed.
Keep a promise.
Find the time.
Forego a grudge.
Forgive an enemy.
Apologize if you were wrong.
Try to understand.
Examine your demands on others.
Think first of someone else.
Appreciate, be kind, be gentle.
Laugh a little more.
Take up arms against malice.
Express your gratitude.
Worship your God.
Gladden the heart of a child.
Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.
Speak it again.
Speak it still again.
Speak it still once again.
Just For Today I Will
by Sybil F. Patridge
Just for Today I will be happy.
This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true,
that “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
Happiness is from within; it is not a matter of externals.
Just for Today I will adjust myself to what Is,
and not try to adjust everything to my own desires.
I will take my family, my business, and my luck as they come, and fit myself to them.
Just for Today I will take care of my body.
I will exercise it, care for it, and nourish it, and not abuse it nor neglect it;
so that it will be a perfect machine for my will.
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 all day.
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.
I will do at least two things I don’t want to do, as William James suggests just for exercise.
Just for Today I will be agreeable.
I will look as well as I can, dress as becomingly as possible, talk low, act courteously,
be liberal with flattery, criticize not one bit nor find fault with anything, and
not try to regulate nor improve anybody.
Just for Today I will try to live through this day only.
Not to tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do things
for twelve hours that would appall me if I had to keep them up for a lifetime.
Just for Today I will have a program.
I will write down just what I expect to do every hour. I may not follow it exactly,
but I’ll have it. It will save me from the two pests of hurry and indecision.
Just for Today I will have a quiet half hour, all by myself, and relax.
During this half hour, some time, I will think of God, so as to get a little more perspective of 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.
Focus On The Day
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2020
When life seems overwhelming
Move beyond that feeling
Don't let your thoughts go array
Just focus on the day.
When tomorow seems unsure
Don't worry, but be reassured
Today you are okay
Just focus on the day.
When your goals seem too high to climb
Remember to take one step at a time
That will move you in the right way
Just focus on today.
Remember no matter the challenges you face
You have a purpose, you have a place
Start your day, take time to pray
Remember, just focus on today.
Poet: Julie Hebert, © 2015
I've made up my mind.
Not changing it now,
You'll soon come to find.
I will do what I must.
To get what I want,
Myself, I must trust.
I'll see myself change.
At first, it may seem,
A little bit strange.
But starting today,
I will feel really good.
I will hold my head high,
No longer misunderstood.
Poet: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
One looks behind him to some vanished time
And says, "Ah, I was happy then, alack!
I did not know it was my life's best prime -
Oh, if I could go back !"
Another looks, with eager eyes aglow,
To some glad day of joy that yet will dawn,
And sighs, "I shall be happy then, I know.
Oh, let me hurry on."
But I - I look out on my fair To-day;
I clasp it close and kiss its radiant brow,
Here with the perfect present let me stay,
For I am happy now!
Redeeming The Time
Poet: Mary Lowe Dickinson
We would fill the hours with the sweetest things
If we had but a day;
We should drink alone at the purest springs
In our upward way;
We should love with a lifetime's love in an hour
If the hours were few;
We should rest not for dreams, but for fresher power
To be and to do.
We should guide our wayward or wearied wills
By the clearest light;
We should keep our eyes on the heavenly hills
If they lay in sight;
We should trample the pride and the discontent
Beneath our feet;
We should take whatever a good God sent,
With a trust complete.
We should waste no moments in weak regret
If the day were but one;
If what we remember and what we forget
Went out with the sun;
We should be from our clamorous selves set free
To work and to pray,
And to be what the Father would have us to be,
If we had but a day.
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to Encourage & Motivate
We hope these poems remind you that today is the day you have been given - it is up to you to make the
most of it. No sense worrying about what tomorrow will bring as none us knows for sure that tomorrow will
even come. Each one of us has the present moment, the present day and at the end of the day will you be able
to look back and say, it was a good day!
Don't be the person who sits around and wishes for things to
happen or the person who says tomorrow I'll do it. Live the day, just for today is all you have to worry about.
Remember that what you do today affects what happens tomorrow, so just for today do your best!!
And if tomorrow comes then do your best.
"If you live each day and
do your best
then life will take care of the rest."
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