Why is it cold in winter?
Why do I get sick at sea?
And why the hell do the people
In the street keep jostling me?
Today I did some things wrong
And maybe I got some things right
What can I do better next time
I’ll reflect on that each night
inspired and borrowed from Seneca
Today I’m feeling:
Good. A little nervous to get back into the classroom but it will be good to get back to it for the last five or so weeks of the semester.
Today I’m grateful for:
My step ladder and broom that allowed me to get to the leaves on the coverings of the outbuildings so that I could clean them up a little. If I want to complete the job I need to get up on the roof again. Not sure I’m quite ready for that adventure.
The best thing about today was:
My mind. From waking til bedtime my mind has been happily occupied with restful and positive thoughts. I even stopped myself a couple of times and thought ‘hey, I feel good!’ Could it be down to a good eight or nine-hour sleep? Can I convince my brain to get eight hours more often as perhaps my aim of seven hours is not serving me best?
What was out of your control today and how did you handle it?
All good today perhaps because I have been thinking about my classes tomorrow and how to counter the risk of them getting out of control. I’m not sure I’ve done enough but tomorrow will tell the tale.
Something I learned today?
Yesterday I learned that there is no border crossing between Turkey and Armenia. Something to do with the two countries not having good relations though I don’t know why.
Today I read Fukuyama’s The End of History essay which was written in 1989. It was an interesting read that in hindsight has perhaps been proven not to be quite as predicted. I would like to see his reflection on it now.
What brings my life meaning and purpose?
My thoughts are the only things that can bring my life meaning and purpose. My thoughts may drive me to action and those actions will be assigned meaning and purpose by my thoughts. And my actions and thoughts will be assigned meaning and purpose by others, though they may not be the same.