In the evening reflect on the day.
Ask: How many times did you try to manipulate how people see you?
Count the number.
Pray tomorrow it will be less.
Repeat daily as necessary.

(Inspired by Jack Bernard author of How to Become a Saint)

About Ragan Sutterfield

Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.