What good have I done today?
This is my year to live like Ben Franklin. I don’t want to invent electricity or a new way to send mail. No need for me to sail to France to get money for a revolution. What I am looking for is a more productive life.
Ben Franklin went to bed at 10:00 p.m.and woke up at 5:00 a.m. On the top of his daily diary he wrote: “What good shall I do this day?” and on the bottom of the page he wrote: “What good have I done today.”
Yesterday afternoon I had a choice. I could clean the kitchen or build a fort with my ten-year old daughter in the backyard. The dirty dishes are always there. I wash them, dry them and put them away. And when I turn around, they are dirty again.
I will always have dirty dishes. I won’t always have my children living with me.
I built the fort.
What good will you do today?
Please tell me in the comments. I would love to chat.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.