Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wake Up Laughing

This morning I woke up laughing, almost as hysterically as I had been laughing last night with my daughter.  We were deciding on a book to read together when she suggested that we read, "neerG sggE dna maH."  She knew that if she had simply said, "Green Eggs and Ham," I would have wanted her to select a different one.  She's now reading chapter books and still finds this book fun to read.

Her cleverness in reading the title backwards caused me to laugh.  She then thought it would be fun to read the whole book this way.  I agreed that we could read the sentences in reverse order as opposed to trying to read all the words that way.  So, "I do not like them" became "them like not do I"  Before long, we were both laughing hysterically at our silliness. We did manage to read the entire book from beginning to end. 

So exactly how I fell asleep is how I awoke this morning.  That's how it is for me every morning.  If I go to bed thinking about all the things I have to accomplish the next day, I wake up thinking about all the things I have to accomplish that day.  If I fall asleep thinking thoughts of gratitude, I wake up just thankful for another day.  I imagine that this is the same for just about everyone. 

What are your final thoughts before falling asleep?  Do you spend your last waking hours recalling the challenges of the day or counting your blessings?

"If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place." -Lao Tzu

Love and Blessings to you,

Kathleen O'Malley


Christine S said...

Kathy, This morning I woke to terrible sadness. It was like a dark heavy fog. I could not shake it all morning. I got into work and went to your blog for a bit of encouragement. As always, reading your post was as if you were talking directly to me. I went to bed trying to think of my blessings but instead was pulled into all the things I must do and all the things I feel are wrong. I woke up with the same thoughts. That helps explain my feelings of sadness. Funny how it all works!

Kathleen said...

We always get what we need, Christine. Trust in that. We may not be able to immediately reframe and shift our stress-creating thoughts. But the more we do it, the easier it becomes. Sending you love and wishes for a blessed day. Kathy