The Peace of Finishing A Day

These days, most of us have complex lives. There are too few projects that are completed.

Somehow, I think we need to recapture the sense of finishing our work with the day.

Probably that means learning to set realistic goals for what we’ll accomplish and actually accomplishing that. (remember, I said realistic!) It means putting aside the distractions, (Yes, Ann, I’m talking to you about FaceBook) and doing the things you say you want to. Look at FB then. And then go to bed, knowing you’ve done what you said you were going to do.

You’ve planned well. You’ve done your day of work. You’ve made inroads on your projects. You dealt with the stupid stuff that came up. There’s always stupid stuff. And then, like the Sun in this picture, dig the hole wide enough to drag your flaming, trailing scarf in behind you and settle in for the evening.

As the Swedish say, Tack för idag, slut för idag. Thanks for today, finished for the day. Or maybe it’s the other way around. but still. Done. Thanks for sharing it with me. I’m going to retire.

Finishing Peace. It’s something we ought to let ourselves experience. Will there be more to do tomorrow. Of course. But as Christian scripture says, “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself: sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” (Matthew 6:34) What’s that mean? You have enough to contend with today. Deal with that. and then? Go to bed!

Make a task discrete. Finish it. and then. Have a little fun. Enjoy your friends. Go to bed free of your worry for tomorrow. We really need to learn to plan. (We really need to learn to yse social media for fun and profit, rather than avoidance.) Peace!


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