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February 4

   Sometimes I look back on my relationship, and see periods of struggle, problems, or even crisis. I try to peer into the future and see what difficulties might await me there too. When I dwell negatively on either the past or the future, what I find is that they both seem to affect my piece of mind today, and take away from the joys and the good times of the present.
   The biggest impact I can have on the future is by making the present as good as I can. Having a great day today, with laughter, hugs, quiet moments, and smiles, is like preparing a garden for seeds that will only sprout tomorrow.
   No matter what tomorrow brings, can't I face difficulties better if I meet them with warm memories, calmness, a belief in myself, and a feeling that I deserve to give myself the best today can offer?
   The less time I devote to dwelling on the past or future, the more time I have to live in the present, and to find the most loving choices for myself and my SO today.

Just for Today
   Both the past and the future are beyond my reach. Although I can learn from the past and prepare for the future, I cannot live in either one, only the present.
   Today I'll give myself as much serenity, joy, and happiness as I can, share those with my SO, and accept whatever they choose to share with me. The more I nurture the natural strength and specialness inside me, the easier it will be to get the most out of today and tomorrow.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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