I finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest this week, one of a trilogy of books written by Swedish author Stieg Larsson, the others being The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and The Girl Who Played With Fire. According to an article in today’s Seattle Times, 50,000 copies of these books are selling each day in the U.S., so obviously I added this last bit of information for the one person who has not heard of them.
I was able to read the 563-page book fairly quickly, because I had time to just sit down and read. This led me to today’s wondering: what constitutes a good day when one is retired.
In some sense every day is a good day. I usually do work around the house, exercise, read, sometimes play the piano, sometimes see friends, and volunteer. Little to no stress, which has been my goal for the last year. But is this really what constitutes a good day? I don’t have the answer, so for now I can only paraphrase a saying in the Dhammapada — With our thoughts we create the world — and conclude that a good day will be whatever I decide it is, whenever I finally make that decision.