When We Retire at Night

When we retire at night, we constructively review our day. Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid? Do we owe an apology? Have we kept something to ourselves which should be discussed with another person at once? Were we kind and loving toward all? What could we have done better? Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time? Or were we thinking of what we could do for others, of what we could pack into the stream of life? ~ Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition (Kindle Locations 1294-1297).

When the evening sun goes down…
or when bedtime comes we think back
through the  events, the thoughts,
the actions of our day. Without guilt
and recrimination, we think. This went well
but could have worked more smoothly.
Did we think about the circumstances
of those around us? Did we improve their day…
or add difficulty? What emotions did we allow
to control us? Should we apologize for words
or actions? What words or deeds were left undone
and need to be remedied?
When the evening sun goes down…
or when bedtime comes what thoughts
might cause our better living in the day to come?