Second Hand Coffins

Wouldn’t this make a brilliant title for a book: Second Hand Coffins.

What would you expect it to be about?

I might just write it.

What Makes Me Feel Good In The Early Morning

The thought that I’m getting more time to do interesting stuff makes me feel good when I get up early.

The freshness of the light in the morning makes me feel good when I get up early.

The absence of crowds makes me feel good when I get up early.

The friendliness of the few people that are about in the week hours makes me feel good when I get up early.

The feeling of having accomplished something by fighting off the desire to sleep more makes me feel good when I get up early.

The delicious feeling of sleepiness I get just before I go to bed in the evening makes me feel good when I get up early.

What Makes Me Feel Good at Work

When I complete a project and it has brought benefit to someone, then I feel good.

When I’m able to do something easily and quickly because of the skills I have accumulated over a long period of time, then I feel good.

When I have been given a tricky problem and I solve it (either quickly it eventually), then I feel good.

When I put my head down and work, and look up and realise that I have completed the task, then I feel good.

When I have learned something valuable from my work, then I feel good.

When the paycheck comes in and I don’t even notice, then I feel good.

When I get a day off, paid for by the company, to sit and answer questions like this, then I feel good.

What I Think Others Think

Other people’s opinion of me is none of my business.

I refuse to live my life constrained by what I think others think of me.

I try to be a good person.
I try to be honest.
I try my best.
If that’s not good enough, then I’m sorry.

Aside from that, what others think of me is not my problem.

A Little Cold

I don’t want to touch you nor you to touch me. I want to keep a safe distance between us. It’s not for me; it’s more for your protection. You see, I don’t want to hurt you. I’d rather you don’t become like me. I’d rather not give you what I have. A cold.