The days, weeks and months go so quickly that they can become a blur.

Earlier today, I shook my head and commented to Karen that next March, our oldest son will be turning 15.


I can still remember when he was born and now he’s a couple of inches taller than me!

When time moves so swiftly, and the days merge together, we can allow them to pass unhindered and without reflection, but that would be a mistake.

We need to be able to check in on how we are going and have a way of measuring whether or not it has been a good day.

But how do we do that?

I would suggest a few simple questions to ask yourself and if the answers are in the affirmative, then it has probably been a pretty good day.  String a few days like that together and you are making progress.

This is what I would ask you:

  • Did you learn anything and get better at your craft?
  • Did you make someone smile or listen to their story?
  • Did you let those close to you know how much you care about them?
  • Did you display character and integrity by living in alignment with your values?
  • Did you display resilience during challenging moments?
  • Did you recognise something positive in someone and find a way to celebrate it?
  • Did you feel the face of God smiling on you?
  • Did you chip away at your long-terms goals?
  • Were you kind to your body through what you consumed and how you moved?
  • Were you kind to your mental state through how you spoke about yourself?
  • Are there three things that you are grateful for?

If your answers to most of these questions were positive, then it was a very good day.

If not, there’s always tomorrow.