"I am aware
How many days have been idly spent;
How like an arrow the good intent
Has fallen short or been turned aside.
But who shall dare
To measure loss and gain in this wise?
Defeat may be victory in disguise
The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide."
~William Wadsworth Longfellow
This speaks to me. I set my good intentions down in lists and goals. I allocate time to work through my lists and on my goals. Today I only achieved one thing from my lists. Loss or gain?
Much of the day I spent with my niece. We went to Spotlight this morning. Later we watched part of Anne of Green Gables on DVD. I made her a necklace while she personalised a new journal with stickers and washi tape. In the late afternoon we went for a walk. This evening we drove around looking at Christmas lights. Loss or gain?
Maybe the really wise do not measure life's worth by their achievements and tasks completed. I cannot say for sure as I am not one of their number.