Question: What good shall I do and did today

Three thing I will change on this schedule:

  1. Wake up at 6 am
  2. Change “shall I do” to “I will do”
  3. Sleep at 11 pm


Find the good on a given situation.  Sounds like Pollyanna?  Not really, it’s easier to become pessimistic than being optimistic.  No should or could or would.  These are pitfalls in everyday life.  Do or do not.  The daily examination, I agree with this wholeheartedly.  It reminds me of the quote “unexamined life is not worth living.”

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18 thoughts on “Question: What good shall I do and did today

  1. Nothing Pollyanna sounding about it at all. It’s great advice. When I was very very ill I read Viktor Frankl’s book, “Man’s Search for Meaning” and from that I took away my most powerful lesson in life, you can have everything taken from you but one thing, your attitude. How you choose to view the world. He had that epiphany while in a concentration camp, after losing his entire family. It may be the last thing I remember this go around. This post reminded me of that. And, lest one forget good deeds and thinking about them = endorphins & serotonin. Thinking negatively = cortisone & adrenaline (the former suppresses the immune system). Pardon, my little scientific blurb but it’s part of the scoop. Have a great day and I’ll be thinking of that schedule of yours, for sure. Love, Paulette

    • Glad you spoke your medical mind. You sound like my sister. I do believe in these chemical, ya know. The book of Viktor is a hard read. I must have put it down so many times and never finished it. Not the right time for me. I must pick up that book again, P. Thank you from another p.

  2. Evening Perpetua!
    I love that? “What good have I done today?” 🙂
    I’m babysitting my nephew for the night as my brother couldn’t get a sitter. Does that count? 🙂
    Nite and have a great day tomorrow. Hugs Paula xxx

  3. I commend you for your future fortitude. I forget who said what you quoted–I know google it–though I think it was Proust, and there are many ways to examine one’s life considering all the perspectives to choose from. >KB

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