How shall we?

ChatGPT suggests…

[A] nswer :: How we choose to live each day is deeply personal and can depend on many factors including our values, responsibilities, and goals. Here are some general principles that can guide us in living each day meaningfully:

  1. Gratitude: Start the day by acknowledging what you’re grateful for. Cultivating gratitude can shift your perspective and help you appreciate the small joys in life.
  2. Mindfulness: Practice being present in the moment. Pay attention to your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings without judgment. Mindfulness can help reduce stress and increase overall well-being.
  3. Kindness: Look for opportunities to be kind to others. Small acts of kindness can have a big impact on someone’s day and contribute to creating a more compassionate world.
  4. Self-care: Take care of your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Prioritize activities that recharge you and bring you joy, whether it’s exercise, spending time with loved ones, or pursuing hobbies.
  5. Purpose: Reflect on your values and what matters most to you. Align your daily actions with your long-term goals and aspirations to create a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
  6. Learning: Seek opportunities for growth and learning. Whether it’s acquiring new skills, exploring new interests, or gaining insights from others, continuous learning can enrich your life and expand your perspective.
  7. Connection: Nurture your relationships with family, friends, and community. Invest time and effort into building meaningful connections with others, as social support is essential for our well-being.
  8. Resilience: Embrace challenges as opportunities for growth. Cultivate resilience by facing setbacks with a positive attitude, learning from failures, and adapting to change.
  9. Balance: Strive for balance in all aspects of your life, including work, relationships, and leisure. Prioritize activities that bring you joy and fulfillment while also fulfilling your responsibilities.
  10. Reflection: Take time at the end of the day to reflect on your experiences and lessons learned. Use this reflection to gain insight into yourself and make adjustments for a more fulfilling tomorrow.

Ultimately, how we live each day is a choice. By incorporating these principles into our daily lives, we can strive to live with intention, purpose, and compassion.

Surely, there is more.

There is He. Him. Them.

There are those.

The Trinity. The Triune God. Our Maker. Our Friend.

And our Friends. Our Family. Our Family in Him.

I’ve been thinking about our duty to each other.

I’ve been thinking about our need for routine. Routines that heal and help.

Routines that advise.

…. Aristotle’s thoughts on Leisure. Platos advice on our duty to the Republic. These have been – and continue to be – good and useful soil beds for the crop of thoughts to emerge.

To spring, this Spring, into our lives. And, heads. Hearts. All the places where thoughts mix with actions; with senses… Where the soulful artistry of daily routines is acted out.

When we kneel to prayerful admittance, request, and reliance we find goodness. Treasure in the truest sense.

Living isn’t hard to do.

Living well is, well, something else. Perhaps.

We have choices.

Each day.

Yours. Mine. Ours.

And, we choose.

  • Sometimes aware.
  • Sometimes half-aware.
  • Sometimes without aware.

We do and we choose.

We do what we can. We hopefully do what we should. Learning what we should do is a long route to now. And, yet. It’s here.

It’s now.