Last week’s Franklin makeover for me was Organization. I see it, I see it working and I can see where sometimes it isn’t set up quite right. So I now recognize there are ways and there are better ways to organize.
I’ve probably been a category organizer which won’t effectively organize everything. With an open mind, I have much to learn as I continue the Franklin Makeover, adding a new virtue each week, continuing to observe the virtues from previous weeks (for me self-control2, kindness and organization). I observe new and old virtues and create organization where there is seemingly none. I maintain self-control and I perform and observe acts of kindness.
This weekly blog has been the closest thing to a journal I’ve ever maintained. Now with the Daily 5, a new pattern in my life is emerging, a record of goodness.
The Daily 5 are:
1. Write down 3 things I’m grateful for in the last 24 hours, tomorrow can’t repeat today
2. Write 1-2 sentences about a good experience I had in the last 24 hours
3. Exercise, do some movement that oxygenates the body and stirs the fluids within it
4. Sit/meditate, if a particular thought is focused on during meditation, write it down
5. Kindness: a. Do a random act of kindness; b. observe a kindness, write them down
Having become a person who observes, records and participates in such goodness, there is no doubt the value of my living life. Only the question, “Will I really live it? Or will I say, “Yes, this new place is good, I’ll stay here or go a different way.” Letting yet another opportunity pass, letting another call to greatness go unheeded?”
No such drama, my birthplace is a vineyard where there is fruit for all. I’m open minded, what fruit is for me may not be fruit for you, but until everyone knows there’s fruit and plenty of it, I have a worthwhile cause. I have work to do.
The birds, the wind, the sea and all nature speaks with the music of praise for their creator. I speak with the same music. I greet this day with love in my heart.
I build my castle one brick at a time, for I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking. I persist, I succeed, I win.
The miracle which produced me extends to my deeds of today. I am nature’s greatest miracle.
I lift my arms in thanks for the priceless gift of a new day and I beat on my heart with gratitude as I consider all who greeted yesterday’s sunrise but are no longer with the living today. I live this day as if it is my last. And I ask you to stay.