I've been thinking (always a dangerous condition) about how I respond when people ask me how my day was. My impulse is to tell them about the things in my day - what I accomplished, what made me happy or sad, etc. That may be what they want to hear, but is that really what my day - or anyone's - is all about? I've started to measure the quality of my day, not by how much I got done, but how I feel doing it. There will always be more work, more things to buy, more negativity in the news - I can't escape these things. The only way I can truly improve myself if by learning to accept the events of the day with increasing awareness and peace. So, here goes!