I often find it hard to get out of bed in the morning. It’s more than the fact that I’m not a morning person. My depression and anxiety factor in there as well.
Sometimes, I have to use tricks, like music. Last night, I watched the Kennedy Center Honors. Carole King was one of the honorees. Aretha Franklin came to salute her. As soon as Aretha walked on stage and started singing “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman,” I knew this was a performance for the ages. I also knew that I would soon find it on my Facebook feed. When I woke this morning, it was the anticipation of seeing this performance again that got me up.
Sure enough, Aretha was there to greet me this morning. I think I played this video about five times already. And I think I’ll be playing it a lot more.