When I retire at night…
After the distractions of the day have subsided, I reflect on what was. I try to write something, even if it feels forced or contrived. Even if I am tired and don’t want to. Reflection helps me feel grounded and connected.
I review how I participated in the day. I ponder key questions including:
-Was I resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid?
-Do I owe an apology or amends?
-Was I forthcoming?
-Was I kind and loving?
-Was I patient and understanding?
-How can I be a better example of what I want to see in the world?
-Was I able to be of service?
-Did I contribute to the greater good or did I take from it?
I try to show others forgiveness and embrace acceptance.
I recommit to grow closer to the person I strive to be.
I thank the Sun, the Moon and Stars that I have a place among them.
I remember to be grateful for all of the blessings I get to experience.
I turn off the lights and close my eyes, safe and protected.