What’s the first thought that pops into your head when the alarm goes off in the morning? Have you ever noticed how your first thoughts carry over into the rest of your day? When my alarm rings, it takes a few minutes for my brain to shake off the slumber. But by the time I crowbar myself out of bed, thoughts start popping up:
- Wow, is it already morning?
- Do I really have to go walking?
- I can’t believe he said that yesterday.
- How can I get my kids to do their chores?
I grope down the hall to the kitchen and the hope of coffee. Some mornings, the voices of the world sneak up on me quick, like yesterday’s to-do list half undone, or my afternoon dentist appointment.