I’m always looking for ways to encourage and support myself. It is my hope to encourage and support those around me as well. Reading is a good way to do that Do you have a favorite passage, book, or article that you like to read?
My dear friend, Mary Lake, gave me an “End of the Year Reflection”. It has wonderful prompts for pondering a year in review. Well, I’ve rewritten to help me reflect the end of my day, and it gives me something to think about for tomorrow. I hope it’s useful to you. Here is is:
End of the Day Reflection
What were the highlights of this day for you?
What were your greatest successes?
What gift(s)/talent(s) did you see in yourself today?
Which value did you honor the most?
Have you found a way to focus on your successes rather than any failures?
What new characteristic did you discover about yourself today?
What are you grateful for today?
Name what this day was about for you by giving it a title much like a chapter in a book: Your book!
Looking toward tomorrow
What did you learn today that you want to put into use tomorrow?
What kind of person do you want to be?
Which value or action would bring you closer to a vibrant way of living?
What will tomorrow be about for you, again, naming the chapter title or some other metaphor perhaps?
There are many traditions and rituals that humans practice.
If you were to design your own personal ritual for tomorrow and your future what would it be?