Just for today, take a deep breath and clear your mind and relax. Too often in our lives we get too busy getting ‘ready’ and ‘getting prepared’ for what may come that we forget that we have only today in which to live. The past has come and gone and from the past we can learn. The future is not yet here and while we are indeed to get ready for tomorrow it is all for not if we cannot be present in the moment. For truly, we only have today.

Today I am spending the day with my family (in between doing this and that for work) but will include them in getting ready for tomorrow. Having family on board with plans and preparing is a fundamental part of being prepared so I will be including them today in the ‘doings’ of getting prepared. Showing my children (that are old enough) how to cut up food and use the dehydrator and letting them sample the food when it is done. And while we are doing this together it is a chance to make the connections that are needed in order to build a strong family. We can talk about whatever may come up and just be together without the TV or distractions of other electronic media. Just for today, we will be present together as we get prepared for the coming storm. We can go out together into the garden and look things over, and I can take the time to show them what is a ‘weed’ (not wanted in the garden) and explain to them what this or that is. In this way I am helping them learn how to garden and be more self-reliant in the future. But we are also practicing being in the moment and present to what IS RIGHT NOW instead of being caught up in what may or may not happen.

For we only have today, we learn from the past and get ready for the future, but being present and in the moment is the most important skill that we can acquire. It saves us from unnecessary fear, keeps us in balance and focused and helps us to be prepared for when the SHTF really hits, for we will need the ability to be present in the moment in order to survive. The ability to keep the mind focused on the here and now is key to any survival situation. So just for today, I will remain focused on where my hands are at and help to teach my children this skill and in the process make my family stronger by doing ‘things’ together. And just for today, be the example of calm in the storm.

Great leaders know this:

Just for today: I will try to live through this day only,
and not tackle all my problems at once.
Just for today: I will be happy. Abraham Lincoln said,
*Most folks are as happy as they make up their
minds to be.*

Just for today: I will adjust myself to what is,
and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will
Take my *luck* as it comes, and fit myself into it

Just for today:I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study.
I will not be a mental loafer.
I will read something that requires effort.
Thought and concentration.

Just for today: I will exercise my soul
in three ways: it will do somebody a good turn
and not get found out; if anybody know of it, it
will not count. I will do at least two things I
don’t want to do– just for exercise. I will
not show anyone that my feelings are hurt: they may
be hurt but today I will not show it.

Just for today: I will be agreeable. I will
look as well as I can, dress becomingly, keep my voice
low, be courteous, and criticize not one bit. I won’t find
fault with anything, nor try to improve or regulate
anybody else but myself.

Just for today: I will have a plan..
I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it.
I will save myself from two pests: Hurry and Indecision’s.

Just for today: I will have a quiet half
hour all by myself, and relax. During this half hour,
sometime I will try to get a better perspective of
my life.

Just for today: I will be un-afraid.
Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what
is beautiful,and to believe that as I give to the
world, so the world will give back to me.

Have a great Sunday, enjoy your life and your family.