Day 2675: What to think about in the morning

What to think about in the morning, for me, includes

  • blogging,
  • those I love,
  • work,
  • what’s not working,
  • possible disasters related to what’s not working,
  • reasonable reframes of my fears,
  • group therapy,
  • my obligations,
  • the birds singing outside,
  • Oscar,




  • the health of others and myself,
  • how much sleep I got and need,
  • staying safe during the pandemic,
  • achievable next steps,
  • who is in pain,
  • what might help,
  • the news,
  • the immediate future,
  • the past,
  • the present moment, and
  • how to improve the present moment.

I’m improving the present moment by sharing  “What to Think About in the Morning Before You Remember the Sad State of the World” by Eugenia Viti, from the New Yorker.

What to think about this morning includes the virtual Jam’n Java Open Mic this Friday, May 1, 7PM- 9PM USA Eastern Time, which will feature me, my ukulele, and my song “I Left the House Before I Felt Ready.”  If you think you might want to attend, sign up using this link by Thursday, April 30.

What to think about these images I captured yesterday?


What to think about this morning, for me, includes my first performance of “I Left the House Before I Felt Ready” at the Jam’n Java Open Mic, when I forgot the words and somehow recovered:

What to think, here and now?

What to think about, any time, is expressing thanks to others, including YOU.




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25 thoughts on “Day 2675: What to think about in the morning

  1. Thank you, Ann, for reminding me how much I jam into my morning as I ready myself for starting my days, working from home Monday through Friday and being myself with my dear wife Karen the best we can be on the weekends.

  2. i always have that lapse, when i first wake, and i have not yet remembered the current state of the world/my world, kind of like being in a dream. then – it all comes back to me pretty quickly and i readjust, thinking about the business of getting on with another day. blogging, teaching, writing, sending letters, connecting to others in new ways, walking, hanging with olive the cat, puzzles, cooking, listening, and so on –

  3. p.s. i’ll be at your show, can’t wait!

  4. Hmmm…let’s think about breakfast for a start. Yum! (๑╹ڡ╹)╭ ~ ♡

  5. Looks like Oscar was reflecting on your musings, today. I wonder what he is thinking? It is 6:40 AM here and I am lazily curled up next to my cat. We are not thinking about much right now.

  6. What I thought about this morning was that I hadn’t realised before that it was Oscar who writes this blog. It all makes perfect sense!

  7. Getting up?

  8. puella33

    Many compliments, Ann! I enjoyed your video. When I wake up in the morning, I don’t think- I just am. ahahh

  9. I like that Eugenia Viti’s suggestions include dreams. I’ve had unusually strange and vivid dreams lately, and others tell me they have too. I think there are many reasons for this, including better sleep. How much sleep I got isn’t something I think about but strange and interesting dreams always help me look forward to the day.

  10. I think off exercise, writing in diary and breakfast, followed by blogging…………….

  11. Pingback: Day 2712: People are resilient until they’re not | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

  12. Those are great things to think about in the morning

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