So, a friend of mine posted this picture of Benjamin Franklin’s daily schedule on Facebook. I almost didn’t click it, actually. But click I did and I was surprised and a bit impressed:
The morning Question, What good shall I do this day?
The schedule: Rise, wash, and address Powerful Goddess; contrive day’s business and take the resolution of the day; prosecute the present study; and breakfast.
Read or overlook my accounts, and dine.
Put things in their places, supper, music, or diversion, or conversation; examination of the day.
Evening questions, What good have I done today?
I mean, so simple yet organized and even thought provoking or inspiring! “What good shall I do this day” may become my own morning question. And it has been ages since I’ve done any sort of evening reflecting on my day. Brilliant! I love that he said, “and address Powerful Goddess” and while I’m sure he means some deity of sorts, though in my mind I imagine it’s some incredible woman in his life! Ha-ha! I want to be someone’s “Powerful Goddess!” Ha-ha! Love it!
Does anyone else have something like this that they practice? I would love to hear all about it! For now I leave this with you and will be pondering it throughout the day.