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If Only I Would've Thought of That (standard:humor, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 27 2015Views/Reads: 701/448Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
If I am going to think, I want my thoughts to honor God and not be just about myself.

Everybody knows certain situations calls for some serious thinking. My
problem and I think I share with other people still breathing, I do 
things without thinking it through. 

Most people, and I include myself in this group, have not had a serious
new thought in years. 

I do not include the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage in this group
for she is always thinking up something new. At least from my 
perspective, it seems to be new. Then, how do I know it is really new? 
I just take her word for it, which makes for peace in our home. Most 
homes are full of pieces while our home is full of peace. 

My thinking is simply this; a peaceful home is a home I want to live in.
That is as far as my thinking really gets. Often she will complain to 
me she has a headache. I don't wonder because of all the thinking she 
does. If I did half the thinking she did, my head would be thumping for 
a year. 

My philosophy is, let other people do all the hard work of thinking up
new things to do. 

I suppose it would be good to think of something new and create
something everybody wants to buy. That is one way to make money. 

I look at some things created in the world that have changed the way
people live and often I say to myself, “If only I would've thought of 
that.” Then, thinking takes a lot of energy and who has energy to spare 
these days? 

When it comes to thinking, I am three winks short of a snooze. Why
should I think when everybody else is thinking for me? I know there is 
the attitude of self-esteem that you should not let other people think 
for you. I come back and say, “Why not?” 

What is so bad about other people doing most of the thinking? 

In our home, for example, my wife does all the thinking. This allows me
to indulge in the wonderful habit of not thinking. I know I have a 
brain. I know God gave me a brain to use. I also know I do not want to 
over use my brain. I am saving some real thinking time for when I am 
too old to do anything else. 

Right now, I can enjoy myself with a variety of physical activities.
Well, not so much physical and when I come down to it, not too much 
activity either. I like to think I am doing something along that line. 

There I go thinking again. If only I would just leave it alone and
simply enjoy life as it comes. 

Perhaps that is what is wrong with people. They just think too much.
Something happens and it gets them to thinking about this, which makes 
them think about that, which then causes them to think about something 
else, which then causes them to get lost in their thinking. 

What it is, people just think too much. For most people, they do not
have much of a base for their thinking. 

A great philosopher, I can't think of who, once said, “I think and
therefore I am.” 

If only I would've thought of that. In thinking of that, I am a little
confused as to what in the world that philosopher meant. Does he mean, 
if I don't think, therefore I am not? 

Me thinketh that he thinketh way too much. Now I have a headache! 

I would not mind if people did some thinking if their tongue was not
attached to that thought. Why is it everybody has to tell me what they 
are thinking at the time they are thinking it? 

Invariably somebody will come up and say, “I was just thinking...” I
know I am in for an extreme tongue-wagging session and nothing I can do 
about it. Once somebody gets to thinking, it is very hard to turn off 
that spigot. 

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