Get up when the alarm goes off. Make your bed without a second thought.
Greet her teacher with a wide smile that imparts your trust and respect.
Walk the dog. The dog knows the way.
Say hello to your neighbor sweeping his sidewalk. He is nearly recovered from that terrible train collision. When he asks you for some good news, say, “Rain is in the forecast.”
Let him tell you about the groundcover seeds he’s about to plant. Laugh that between the two of you, you’ll keep the nursery in business this year.
Visit Jim’s blog and donate a couple of dollars to rebuild the far side of the world. Extend the domestic rescue and recovery to Mongolia, where English is still revered as the language of liberation, and learning it is an act of love.
Using what’s at hand, make dinner.
Drop by the grocery store for extra cheese from California, Wisconsin and Ohio.
When the checker asks if you found everything, say yes. Then ask her how her day is going, and mean it.
Clean up the kitchen without complaint, because one day soon you may need the rain gutters cleaned.
Day done, go to bed. Don’t waste a minute of this wondrous mind to self-criticism, worry or distraction.
Rest easy, knowing that tomorrow won’t bring any more than you can handle, or any less than you absolutely need.