I have found that having some time for daily reflection helps us to become better human beings in our daily interactions with others as well as ourselves. Self-reflection also builds a more stronger bond with the Lord. However, to do this, it normally requires some alone time, a quiet place, and maybe even some reading/writing material. Recording our daily woes and triumphs is a great way to focus on the positive in our lives rather than the negative.
And I don’t know about anyone else, but I sure like the positives. Our perceptions of life seem to flourish in a positive environment. Practicing kindness, forgiveness, gratitude, and appreciation ourselves influences those same traits in the people around us. As the old adage goes, “You are what you hang with.”