Two Right Feet (A Daily Post)
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Two Right Feet.”
First, I have to apologize for how this post originally may have appeared, with large font and italics. I am not sure how this happened, but I couldn’t seem to change it, so I reposted and deleted the original. It may have something to do with posting from the Daily Post site? Not sure…I’ll try not to let this happen again with my next post.
Well, this is my second Daily Post, which asks
What are the things you need to do within 30 minutes of waking up to ensure your day gets off on the right foot? What happened the last time you didn’t do one of these things?
Two things I NEED to do? When I first read this, I thought of the things I WANT to do, like yoga (which I do if I get up early enough – a task I find challenging at this time of year. It’s dark outside, man!) and meditation (which I do even if I get up a little later), and then maybe start a post to my blog (or at least think about what I want to post that day). But I don’t feel that I NEED to do these things. Need implies, to me anyway, that if I don’t do these things, there are repercussions of some kind. And if these particular things are not done, the only repercussions are my feelings that I should have gotten up earlier, and “I’ll do them tomorrow”. Oh, and BTW, it doesn’t look like I’ll get the yoga or the meditation done this morning because I’ve been sucked nicely into the Daily Post vortex…
No, need is different. So, what I NEED to do within 30 minutes of waking up are 1) feed the boys. There are definitely repercussions if I don’t, namely 4 whiny kitties asking why are you up out of bed and not feeding us? I don’t need that at 5:00 am.
You’ve seen all my boys before, but here are 2 of them (Elliot as a kitten and Dexter) doing what they need to do within 30 minutes of me getting up in the morning.
And 2) (although I would prefer this to be 1, but I can’t really enjoy 2 if I don’t complete 1 first) – coffee. And I can’t say that strongly enough. Coffee.
What happens if I don’t have coffee? Well, you probably don’t want to know.