This post was written in response to Linda Hill’s weekly Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.
This week’s prompt is “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!
The first thing I do every single morning, just after I turn off my phone alarm, while I’m still lying in bed, eyes closed, aware that a new day has just started, is to say ‘thank you’ to the universe for everything I am and everything a have.
I am alive, healthy, happy, loved, enthusiastic about my day and grateful to be lying in a warm, comfortable bed and feeling positive emotions.
I also have a loving family, a roof over my head, hot water to shower, delicious food to cook and eat, central heating, warm clothes and shoes, and plenty of exciting things to do for the next sixteen hours, until I lie down in my bed, and repeat my gratitude for the wonderful day I will have had, which is the last thing I’ll be doing.
One of the positive aspects of the pandemic we’re suffering, at least in my case, is the sense of gratitude and appreciation for what I have, knowing that everything related to my physical world is a temporary loan.
I’m making a conscious effort to appreciate what I have, while being more concerned with what I am, which I trust is a more permanent state.