The first thing I think in the morning are the things & people that makes me happy. The last thing I think in the evening are the things & people that makes me happy. At times I forget :) but I am working on making it the standard.
The first thing I think about in the morning is the food I'd like to make that day. Planning and making food makes me happy. Some times, a solaroven, or crock pot needs to be set up early in the day, so the planning and chopping need to be before that!
The last thing at night is often a song in my head. I used to have horrible, self-berating thoughts go through my head at night, before trying to sleep. Then, some decades ago, I somehow learned to drown out those thoughts with a favorite song - well, almost any song, really. I'm not necessarily an Elvis Presley fan, but the first song that helped calm and obliterate the bad thoughts was a bit of Elvis' "Love Me Tender." I never quite remember all the words, but somehow it's enough to be soothing and reassuring to me.
The last thing I think about every night is my baby brother that died some weeks ago. The first thing I think every morning is "My baby brother is still dead"... I'm struggling to make my thoughts more like julian's.
Trace, it has been so little time since such a massive event. Hang in there, you will get there.
Biochar maker/enthusiast whose mind wants to dance, but whose body is a really awkward white guy.
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posted 2 months ago
I have already prepared myself when someone dear goes, because that's the norms. Everything that come must go. I told myself that rather than cry for losing someone dear I will be thankful that I have them for a while. But of course it might be different when it comes. But still I am better of prepared.
The first thing I usually think of when I wake up is, "What can I eat that I don't have to cook?" I honestly can't think until I eat something and get some alone time...and so somedays I never think, because I have kids....
Usually the last thing I think about before passing out is either praying or planning my garden/livestock, etc. I find it really relaxing to just ponder what I'll plant where and how I'll house sheep, etc.