“What do I have to do today?” “What do the cats need?” “Am I ready for my trip?” “Is my son okay?” “What am I forgetting?” “Who’s in danger?” “What might go wrong?” “Who hasn’t gotten back to me?” “What’s the next right move?” “Is the November election going to turn out the way I want it to?” “What’s going on with the climate?” “Where are the good people?” “Are we all doomed?” “What mistakes have I made or might make today?” “Who’s mad at me?” and “What would be helpful to blog about?”
What thoughts are in my images for today?
My thought, here and now, is that we all want someone to understand us.
Here’s what I find on Twitter when I search for “thoughts.”
Any thoughts about this answer to my question on Twitter “What’s in a cat’s brain?”
Feel free to express your thoughts in the comments section, below.
Finally, grateful thoughts for all who help me express my thoughts in this daily blog, including YOU.
The focus of today’s blog post comes from the Daily Bitch Calendar.
Now my focus is on wondering what would make a kick-ass obituary. I’m working on it.
Lately, my focus has been on radical acceptance and appreciating each moment for what it is. What’s been helping me with this focus is a question suggested by Michael Singer in “The Untethered Soul.” When I am overthinking something, I ask myself, “What part of me is disturbed by this?”
The focus of my answer to that question is usually “the part of me that is afraid to trust others and myself.”
Now, let’s focus on my images for today (which I hope are in focus).
The focus of the National Day Calendar for today is eating and drinking.
Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “focus.”
Now I’m going to focus on gratitude for all who help me blog every day, including YOU!
No matter what’s going on in our lives, the human brain seems to center on problems.
Once we solve one problem, that solution evaporates from our minds, and the brain seeks out the next problem.
As with anything, there are pros and cons to our natural focus on problems. We solve issues but we can also feel overwhelmed and negative about the future, as we never get a break from this unceasing line-up of problems.
As usual, I have a problem with how I’m writing this post, but I’m still moving on to the next paragraph.
Here’s a quote from a book I have no problem recommending:
If we take a snapshot of our inner problems, we will see that each person has what we’ll call “the problem of the day.” This is the thing that is bothering them the most at any given moment. When the current problem isn’t bothering them, then the next one pops up, and when that one isn’t bothering them, the next one pops up. That is what your thoughts are about. Your thoughts tend to focus on what is bothering you today. Your thoughts are about the problem, why it is bothering you, and what you can do about it. If you don’t do something about this, it will go on for the rest of your life.
The Untethered Soul, Michael A. Singer
People sometimes talk about “First World Problems” — acknowledging that their current problems are much less difficult than other people’s who are suffering far more.
Here’s a definition of First World Problem:
When my mind is focused on people whose problems include loss of home, limbs, life, loved ones, or a peaceful future, I have a problem sympathizing with people who have problems like the one in the definition above.
As usual, I have no problem sharing my thoughts, feelings, and recent images with you here.
It’s no problem for me to write down my story here, no matter what day it is.
I know some of my readers have a problem if I don’t include our cats in my posts, so here’s Joan!
Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “problems.”