With regard to last post, I might add, actions are nothing without the intentions that brought you to act in the first place. In conclusion, intentions are important, as is their nature (i.e. if they are altruistic or if they are maybe self-serving or malicious).
I am in a very First Thought kind of writing mood. Maybe that's because it is so early in the morning and I'm not a morning person and so First Thoughts are more like Only Thoughts. I have no choice in the matter.
What am I doing up? I got up to see my husband while he ate breakfast, "see" being the operative word. He likes it when I get up with him, I like to make him happy, so there you go. I'm not very thinkative in the morning. It's morning, and my mind is a blank slate, fresh for the day. Consequently, I have very little to say. We did a lot of meaningful looking at one another.
After he went to work, I thought I'd use the quiet time to respond to week-old email, read some blogs, and then write a little. Reading always stimulates writing. Speaking of writing, I really like this from Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg:
Anything we fully do is an alone journey.....you can't expect anyone to match the intensity of your emotions or to completely understand what you went through."
She's talking about the emotions that come when you finish writing a book, and how it can leave you angry or sad when the act of completion is usually imagined as such a successful, triumphant time. I know nothing of what it feels like to finish a book, but I do know a thing or two about life, and I think this distilled quote is true for many things in life. Relationships, for instance; friendships; marriage. Take from it what you will.
Keep in mind that it's early, and I'm not at my best. I'm not inhibited by thinky thoughts like I am at other times of the day, and maybe that's a good thing.