And what does the Lord require of me? To love mercy, do justice, and walk humbly with God. -Micah 6:8
This quote from the Hebrew Bible has been one of my favorite quotes from sacred scripture in the Judea-Christian tradition for a very long time. It well summarizes how we should live. It well articulates how to live a good life. In this brief and simple statement in response to what God wants of us, it makes clear that there are three things that we should do throughout our lives if we want to follow the dictates of the God in the Jewish and Christian tradition. Even if one isn't affiliated with the JudeaChristian traditions, it is still pretty good advice regarding how one should live.
Religion, Spirituality, and Positive Psychology: Understanding the Psychological Fruits of Faith
Thomas G. Plante
"Plante, T. G. (2012). Goodness. In T. G. Plante (Ed.). Religion, Spirituality, and Positive Psychology: Understanding the Psychological Fruits of Faith, pp. 79-90. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO."