Things to Do Today

  • Working toward any goal is merely a matter of selecting something I can do and then doing it.
  • Brush and floss my teeth.
  • Expend some energy while making my heart race and perhaps seat a little.
  • Eat some vegetables and maybe a little fruit.
  • Take some action which may by its doing make The World a better place.
  • Remind someone I love them, especially those who maybe think I am upset with them.
  • Honor reason as my guide and as the guide of others.
  • Contemplate the good, the true, the kind, the wise, as these are our best guideposts.
  • Say what I mean and mean what I say.
  • Respect the evidence.
  • Finish something I already started.
  • Yes and… or at least Yes but… .
  • I’ll do my best to be my best me.

I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others.  If then a god or a wise teacher should present himself to a man and bid him to think of nothing and to design nothing which he would not express as soon as he conceived it, he could not endure it even for a single day.  So much more respect have we to what our neighbors shall think of us than to what we shall think of ourselves.

–– Marcus Aurelius from Meditations p 59