5. Ask someone in your house about their day
Start with me: I’m having a really good day. I feel at peace with all the world. I can’t think of another human being I resent. I haven’t gossiped, snapped or lost my temper with anyone, and all I want for them all is God’s peace. But in a moment, Lord, I’m going to get up. And then I’ll be needing your help really badly.
Perhaps I’ll try someone else this evening.
PS the great thing about Christian gatherings on the day after Ash Wednesdays is that you get a pretty shrewd idea of which friends use real ashes — and which friends don't wash!