WHY do we say "Good morning"?

@bunnybon7 (22945)
Holiday, Florida
August 22, 2010 1:09pm CST
I used to be so happy in the mornings before my disability. Lots of people would just hate me and say shut up already. Then, i got sick 6yrs ago and never feel good. especially in the morning. now im the one that could strangle someone when they say Good morning. sons gf's,every time he gets one, knows im not a morning person. and yet, they always say good morning... i know its just cranky old me so i say it back, minus the good...lol. So i wonder if anyone knows who started this thing? why? anyone know?
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@dragon54u (27584)
• United States
22 Aug 10
I don't know who started it but I didn't used to be a morning person and hated to hear it. Then a motivational speaker changed my life and I began telling myself it was a good morning before I got out of bed. Soon I believed it and my whole day improved and I was able to say it cheerfully and sincerely. When I got up in pain from my back, I still knew it was a good morning because I could walk and wasn't in a wheelchair. Etc., etc. Your life is what you make it and your attitude is responsible for most of the good stuff that happens to you. I don't mean to lecture, just telling you what worked for me and still does. The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind. - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
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@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Aug 10
yes i guess that could go along with, "your mind can make hell a heaven, heaven hell" that Dante used to qoute. ive tried to live by that at times but its hard to manage every day. i just feel better if everyone leaves me be till i wake up more and get meds down, like Excedrin for pain and zantac for my nasty stomach...then i can say, morning at least. in the morning i sometimes feel like my one client used to say "im not long for this world"
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@dragon54u (27584)
• United States
22 Aug 10
I hear ya. Some mornings I start to get out of bed and just groan and wonder how I'm going to be able to move through the day. And I feel like that client you mentioned.
• United States
23 Aug 10
of by the way...hi dragon! good to see you.
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3 Sep 10
it just make the morning feel better, i am not a morning person too...
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
3 Sep 10
so everyone has said but it dont make my morning any better
21 Sep 10
thats is very true...
@nangisha (3506)
• Indonesia
27 Aug 10
Hi 3honor!. I had my morning bad mood sometimes but I try not offend any one, its common in my family not to talk to me when I am just silent when they talk to me. Thats good on not happen many times or I will making every one tantrum. I think they say good morning because they hoping we will have good day .
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Aug 10
not 3 honor, but that probably why...thanks
@nangisha (3506)
• Indonesia
28 Aug 10
Sorry . I miss place this, I also calling 3honor with your name. Its quite embarrassing, luckily she said its happen to all of us. Thank you for being so understanding, I don't know what happen yesterday, I am really hard to concentrate to what ever I did.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
23 Aug 10
I think the saying is probably tied to it being a Good Day if you wake up. Lord knows it's not a good day (morning/afternoon/evening) if you don't....right?
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Aug 10
guess it depends. if you dont wake up, we dont know...it may be a better morning wherever you are? unless you awake ..you know where seems Little richard liked the fact he keeps waking up and i guess its a good thing for others that would miss me
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
23 Aug 10
I wonder if there is a correlation between moring and mourning?
• Philippines
23 Aug 10
I think the purpose of the greeting good morning is to great our self and anybody that they have a nice day started with beautiful morning
• Bangladesh
23 Aug 10
I agree with you...
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Aug 10
yes i agree also. its just that then when they say it you feel obligated
@mtdewgurl74 (18124)
• United States
22 Aug 10
Possibly someone who is/was content,confident and happy in life. Someone who maybe thought that wishing others good morning would make them feel better and actually start to have a good morning like passing on the luck of a good day? Someone who had no worries of where the money they needed was going to come from or that never had a sick day in their lives. In the morning's I hurt more then any other time of the day mostly. But my husband is the one who wakes up a bear in the mornings although he never was a morning person..lol You say good morning to him and he will just give you a weird look and say What is so good about it?..which I say well, your alive and breathing that should be good..lol..
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Aug 10
so sorry, mtdewgurl. if i was around any of my friends here like you or a dozen others i could name, id grit my teeth, smile my biggest and say good morning to you to dear i know when i lived at daughters, sometimes she'd say, good morning mom. how do you feel today and id return the greeting. now if thats the case its not to bad. you know they are really meaning well and not just trying to get on your nerves.
@mtdewgurl74 (18124)
• United States
23 Aug 10
lol, My husband wakes up in pain alot. His first thought is a pain pill then his coffee then he will sit with his eyes closed for a hour after waking. I get the same results from him if I ask how he is feeling..lol..except for the words I feel like crap what do you think?...so..I have gotten to the point where I just leave him alone most times.
• Spain
22 Aug 10
Hiya bunny, I don´t know either was it something to try and be polite to other People and have conversation with them or what. Maybe that´s it the being polite and the conversation also. Sorry you don´t feel good in the Mornings though it must be a grind just to get through one hour let alone a whole day if you are not feeling good. Hope you get better bunnybon.
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Aug 10
oh you are the sweetest dear. sometimes after a couple of hours i do feel much better. thanks. i hope you always have good mornings.
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• Spain
23 Aug 10
Hiya bunnybon, I think Mornings especially Monday Mornings are the most tedious to get through actually I had quite a good Morning because I decided to do all those nasty Jobs I don´t like doing and I did them one after the other (grin). Hope you have a great Summer bunnybon is it very hot right now over there too it´s stifling here the humidity is really high and it looks like it´s with us for a few more days or who knows. Take care now.
@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
22 Aug 10
oH MY, I am probably guilty of telling u good morning on here. i'll try to remember not to do that. I know what u mean by feeling bad in the mornings, i do to but still like mornings the best, always have. How many more days?? Maybe that will keep u from being a soretail, lol.
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Aug 10
its ok lady. im begining to wonder if its just the person that says it i resent... because i do say it back but some people i mean it with... 8 days after this i think...the 31st at noon. yyaaayyy!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
22 Aug 10
8 more days, omgosh that's a long time yet. I had hoped it would be sooner know u wished it was.
@clocks123 (1230)
• United States
10 Sep 10
i think it is just a natural saying in the morning. i know people say to me how are you. i am in chronic pain........ i cannot stop them. i understand how you feel. the best to you.
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Sep 10
thanks clocks. im glad some understand. my late hubby used to say"it will take a while, but do you really care"? when people would say "how are you?" he was a big joker.
@gabs8513 (48819)
• United Kingdom
29 Aug 10
I can't say I am cranky in the Morning but I have always been a Person that needed at least half an hour to herself in the Mornings and when I had the Children I still got it When they where Babies it did not worry me so much when they got older I always used to get up half an hour earlier to what they did, have my Coffee and shower and that was me ready then
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
30 Aug 10
well, when i was young and full of energy and didnt have all these aches and pains, i got up and dealt with the kids or anything easily. like i said, people used to hate how i was so happy so they must have wished my day would come and it did. i just cant get this woman or any other young person to understand i need time to wake up, take my meds and cope so, thats all im saying. today is the last day and believe me no matter what, i will never be subject to this crazy..."nutcase- thing" she is again. if i have to live on the street. and like ive told them, their day is coming.
@dorannmwin (36611)
• United States
24 Aug 10
Of course I am just speculating here, but I think that the reason that people use the term "Good Morning" on such a regular basis is because of the fact that it is like a new beginning. When we wake from bed in the morning, you never know what is going to become of the day. If we start the day with a bright outlook on it, then I think that we are more likely to have a good day. That said, even though I know that it irritates you, "Good morning."
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
24 Aug 10
well its particularly bad when everyone complains to son if im having a bad day and dont feel like it. so i do try lately. 6 more days and i wont have to say it.
• United States
23 Aug 10
Because attitudes are contagious. If someone wishes you a "good" morning they hey, why not? I have had nothing but craptastic days lately, and I know what you mean by not wanting to hear it. But if someone says good morning to me, I don't know, it just seems to make me feel better. Just a little bit. And maybe not even enough to matter. But its nice, and I'm glad there are nice people out there, because I don't fit into that category most of the time.
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Aug 10
me either ackerman. not so happy these days. but hey, i hope your happiness gets going and you will stop having craptastic days.. is that a word you made up? i like it. have to remember that.
@dodo19 (14915)
• Montreal, Quebec
23 Aug 10
You know, I have absolutely no clue who or how this started. I'm even 100% sure why we even say it. All I know is that we say it and people have been saying for quite some time.
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Aug 10
yes that they have. i just kept wondering where it started. but now i pretty much know...
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
23 Aug 10
To say good morning is a habit. It is also a gesture of good wish. I find no wrong in it. Good night bunny.
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Aug 10
yes guess its pretty much a habit. but ive already told people im not a morning person.
@sagar21 (1583)
• India
23 Aug 10
we say it just to express our good mind.. it will surely provide a positive energy to the person hearing it.... these were actually preceded with "God give you a"...Good morning..night... thanks for asking and sharing... have a great day/night.....
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Aug 10
hoping you a great day to here. the second responder here knows of where it came
@bloemart (222)
• Philippines
23 Aug 10
I do believe that saying or greeting Good Morning to everyone is a sigh of wishing everybody to have a good one. We are the one who starts this maybe in different languages. It is just a greeting no need to think about the one who started nor invented.
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Aug 10
but i do! bloemart...i do..i wonder why
@jdyrj777 (6563)
• United States
23 Aug 10
I understand your view point there. I do not know who started it. Hearing "Good morning" used to irratate me too. I'd usually respond with a "Morning". I was never a cheery morning person and loved staying up late. However about a year ago i desided to get up early everyday. Im starting to like it when i think of the possitive things about. Like you can hear the birds chirping early in the morning. I still like late nite too. Usually a little naps helps in between.I also noticed a cheery "good morning" doesnt sound as bad now either.
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Aug 10
yes ive had to learn to get up earlier and go to bed earlier with the boy here, but you would think my thoughtfulness would be appreciated. i mean i can change some to accomadate others, but dont expect me to change everything and you not do some courtesy, you know.
@udnisak (612)
• Australia
23 Aug 10
well i like saying good morning to every one in the monrinings.. and receive good morining from others.. i think it is a great way to start a conversation.. after all you start the morning with a blessing and it is good for others and for u at the same time.. the important thing is when you say good morning mean it by your heart and soul.. dont fake it.. words are so powerful and dont forget that...
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Aug 10
uuummmm, i cant mean it, even when i say it. you are like i used to be. you must feel good most of the time. wait till your old and disabled, then maybe you will understand
@chayapathys (2114)
• India
23 Aug 10
Greeting each other when two people meet first tikme in the day is only gesture of goodwill.We cannot attribute any special significance to these words.It is only wishing each other a happy day without any problems or worries of any type.This tradition is prevelent in all religions and in all partws of the world without any exception.As I noticed it is only a formality in West without any meaning but in the Eats I somehow felt thet do it somegesture and thereby some meaning.Franlky I do not belong to either East or West.There is no historical evidence as when and where it originated.But I have a strong feeling that the origin can be traced to Adam and Eve.Unless they greeted eachother they would not have met.Leave alone arguments about it origin " Good Morning " with additon to you gives good feeling at the begining of the day
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Aug 10
you are right about the good intentions. read my second response, he had an origin for good morning. i liked his whole idea.
• China
23 Aug 10
An interesting topic!
@bunnybon7 (22945)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Aug 10
thanks edwina, i try