A Great Day
Good morning to you all, how are you? Right now it's early morning and I'm sitting at my kitchen table listening to the birds outside. At this house we can feed the birds without bear activity. What a delight! I've heard there are foxes but so far we haven't seen one yet. There are also deer that come right up to the house, so bold.
When I do my morning routine that consists of journaling, praying and meditating, I ask myself two key questions. I never write down my answers, I just mull them over in my head. Sometimes the mulling over gives me some insight on myself.
Question #1: What would make today a Great Day?
Question #2: How will I make today a Great Day?
A great day for me is usually some knitting time and reading time. I'm finding that these questions I ask myself are more about how I want the tone of my day to be and how I want to feel and not necessarily a litany of tasks to check off from a list. I want to feel relaxed, calm and content.
Going down a worry rabbit hole does NOT make a Great Day and I am completely in control of that. Meditation helps and not believing all of my thoughts help as well. I think about the activities that make me feel relaxed, calm and content. I can have a Great Day without knitting or reading if I am doing something with my husband or my sister. I can have a Great Day just chatting with a neighbor or having a phone call with a friend. My husband and I eating our dinner outside on the patio with Frodo is wonderful.
Feeling healthy also makes for many many Great Days and hopefully life longevity. So far my BP medicine adjustment is working out and I've been combing through my diet and cleaning it up. I'm choosing to be happy about the process because it will give me Great Day. I feel the same about my exercise routine.
So what would make any of your days a Great Day?
|one of the many farmer markets near me|