World-changing questions

September 23, 2016

world-changingMorning Question

What good shall I do today?

Evening Question

What good have I done today?

Two simple daily questions, attributed to Ben Franklin, who was wise in so many different ways.

They’re life-changing.

I’m pretty sure that if we started and ended the day this way, we’d live in a very different world.

So they’re world-changing, too.

Your thoughts?

26 comments on “World-changing questions
  1. I ask myself a similar question when I’m watching the sunrise every day: “how do I want to look back on this day tonight?”

    We should have something I believe, that puts us in touch w good expectations.

    Thank you for this.

  2. Frances D says:

    I needed a good prompt to kick me off my butt and into writing mode. Many thanks. Sending good vibes your way from Cape Cod.

  3. I am putting this on the top of my computer, and maybe my mirror, my closet, my steering wheel and my underpants drawer!!! That’s what I think. Thanks, Carol.

  4. Barbara says:

    My morning prayer is, ‘Thank you God for this new day, its beauty and its light. Thank you for the chance to begin again and to share your love and light. amen.

  5. Yes, I think these are wonderful questions to ask yourself daily. Even a little good goes a long way.

  6. Kim Tackett says:

    you know, that’s so simple…(of course, you know). we can do this, I know we can. what good have I done today? I love that it works for people, the earth, animals, and even ourselves. Thank you.

  7. Absa-friggin-lutely! Such important questions to think of every single day. Words for everyone to live by!

  8. So true. My first question is what do I HAVE to do today – chasing the end of the bottomless to-do list. And evening is not a time of self-reflection, but probably should be. You make me think, Carol. That is good!

  9. These are such simple questions but such a great way to make sure your day starts and ends on the right path and you are where you want to be!

  10. Megan says:

    Such a great question to ask yourself daily. It gives you great things to strive for.

  11. Laura says:

    I think these questions help connect your thoughts to helping others during the day. A good way to start and finish your day. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Love this. I used to keep a gratitude journal, but I love how this shifts the focus to action. Whether it’s making a difference for someone else, or in your own health.

  13. Leanne says:

    Worth thinking about isn’t it Carol? What a difference it would make if we all had those two thoughts every day. Maybe it’s like kindness, it has to start somewhere – and why not with us and right now?

  14. My husband and I both ask a similar question in the morning and at night we discuss what we’ve accomplished. It really works.

  15. Nellwyn says:

    I love this idea! Such a good way to start and end each day.

  16. Jill Conyers says:

    I start and end my day with mediation and mantras. That along with a few other things have been life changing

  17. Samantha says:

    Everyday I try to be a better person than I was the day before. Great things to think about when getting up and going to bed

  18. Elizabeth O. says:

    This will remind us to do good everyday, two questions that are life changing indeed. I would have to agree. It would be nice to practice this, asking yourself this question also somehow pushes you to be kinder.

  19. I start and end my day reminding myself of everything I am. grateful for. I think I’ll add these two questions every day to put my gratitude into action – to pay it forward.

  20. sue says:

    We need this constant reminder Carol or at least I do. Two such simple questions but so effective in making us really think about the moment.

  21. These are great questions to begin and end the day with, Carol. And I love the photograph you used in this post. It made me feel happy just looking at it!

  22. Anna Palmer says:

    So simple. So good.

  23. Jennifer says:

    I love these questions.

  24. Rosemond says:

    What a wonderful way to start the day. I’m writing on a post it and putting next to my bed.

  25. Silly Mummy says:

    Yes, great questions. Though I very much hope I can count getting play doh out of the carpet as good achieved for the day or I’m screwed!

  26. Most days, the first question is answered by doing the best I can raising my two little ones. The evening is answered through intentional reflection. Love this post!!

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