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What's the first thing you think about in the morning and leat thing before falling asleep?

For me the first thing I think about is what's on my calendar.

The last thing I think about is a project design, getting down to the dimension details. Fot some reason that's calming to me. Recently it's been a quail hutch and solar dehydrator.

 
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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.
 
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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 solar oven, 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.
 
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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.
 
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Trace, it has been so little time since such a massive event.  Hang in there, you will get there.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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