Years ago, I concluded each day by answering three questions devised by the philosopher Spinoza.
He suggested asking at the end of each day:
What inspired me today?
Where did I experience peace, balance, comfort, or satisfaction?
What made me happy today, what, not who?
This morning inspired by the sunrise, I began my day with those three questions. What inspires me? Where am I experiencing balance and peace? What makes me happy?
Answering springs gratitude. I plan to continue the practice.
I wing on the words of Brenda Ueland:
It is only by expressing all that is inside that purer and purer streams come.