“Bring thyself to account each day ere thou art summoned to a reckoning; for death, unheralded, shall come upon thee and thou shalt be called to give account for thy deeds.“
I have to do this, Brian resolved. I have to be more responsible. I have to be more conscious about doing things for others, not just myself. But how can I keep track through the day to have a record so I can review it at the end of the day?
He’d not been particularly concerned before, but with this admonition, he now began to think. Did it really matter so much what he did? After reading this statement, he supposed so. The next day he began his record:
7:01 woke up
7:04 bathroom
7:15 breakfast
7:30 got dressed
7:45 drove to work
8:00 began work day
Three days later, he remembered he hadn’t recorded anything and began to doubt the practicality of his resolution.
Maybe just being aware of what I do is enough, he wondered.
“Let each morn be better than its eve and each morrow richer than its yesterday.”
That was much easier to do, he realized, and began to make little changes here and there. He found ways he could be nice to people. He was surprised how happy people were after he’d done something for them, and he felt better too!
At the end of each day, he thought over things he’d done and was more satisfied with his life than ever before.

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