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February 1

   An anonymous author once wrote 'This life is a test. It's only a test. Had this been an actual life, you would have received further instructions as to what to do and where to go. You may or may not be issued an actual life later."
   Wouldn't it be great if I could make a "dry run" of my life first, before I actually lived it? I could go through trial and error, and test out what works and what doesn't, without worrying about my mistakes - they would actually help me lead a better life, one of more fulfillment.
   It sure would be nice too if my life came with an owners manual - something that would tell me what to do, and when to do it, that would keep my life running smoothly. A detailed section on "problems, and how to fix them" would also sure help.
   I don't however; the reality is that this is probably the only life I'll have on earth. The only way I can build my own owner's manual is through experience, and by seeking out others' insight. The usefulness of my manual will depend on how much I learn from each event in my life - whether they are happy, sad, or anywhere in between.

Just for Today
   Today I'll experience whatever is facing me more fully, so that I can get new answers and insights. I'll write down my resulting feelings and thoughts in a journal, to help build up my "owner's manual".
   In facing and welcoming my challenges, I'll learn valuable lessons that will help me keep improving the only life I have.

Life must be lived forwards., but can only be understood backwards. - Anonymous


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