September 16

“Moreover, no one is so old that it would be improper to hope for one more day of existence. And one day, mind you, is a stage on life’s journey.” – Seneca

A single day. A lot can happen in a single day. Many of the greatest defining moments of our lives, even of the societies we live in occurred within a single day.

For most of us, a single day is about sixteen waking hours. During those hours we dress, eat, go about our daily chores, work, and find some time for leisure.

If we were to sit down and honestly design the perfect day for ourselves, we would likely be surprised to find how much of it would consist of doing what we would consider work.

We are happiest when we are engaged in productive tasks. We are the most happy when we are engaged in productive tasks that provide immediate feedback.

It might take us the rest of our lives to figure out what a perfect day means to each of us, but that is actually perfect because as we get closer to the sunset on the horizon that is the timeline of our lives, we will want to make the most of every day we have been given. What better way than to live out the product of our life’s work.

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