February 24, 2008

"Think, Think, Think"

"When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it."

-- A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

I think too much and that is often an issue I have. I tend to overthink every little thing and every little purchase. Sometimes to the point of driving myself crazy. Sometimes I think about nothing, which I know sounds strange. It is awful when I think too much and can't fall asleep, which is why I usually read or play Soduku before bed so that my mind can calm down and stop thinking and I can fall asleep. It is not that I am worried or stressed out about what I think about, it is just that things run through my mind and I think too much about things. I wonder about things, I contemplate different things, sometimes the thoughts have no rhyme or reason. Sometimes what I think about is as random as my cat, the sound of the rain, the temperature in the room, or thinking about thinking (hence this blog entry). Sometimes my thoughts are more focused with my day, work, family, etc.

I guess that was one of the reasons I started a blog, this is my Thoughtful Spot. If you haven't figured it out by now, I am a big Winnie the Pooh fan and if you know about Pooh Bear, he has a Thoughtful Spot. Halfway between Pooh's house and Piglet's house is a Thoughtful Spot where they meet sometimes when they decide to go and see each other. And it is warm and out of the wind, so they would often sit down there for a little and wonder what they would do now that they had seen each other. While Pooh Bear isn't a great thinker (since he is a bear of very little brain), he is still a deep thinker. I like to think that I too am a deep thinker like Pooh Bear with more than a little brain, I hope. In fact, I just might be "smarter than the average bear," to quote another well known bear, Yogi Bear. :) Oh, bother! There I go again thinking too much. As Pooh Bear says, "Think, think, think."



  1. I think too much too! I always have. I like deep thoughts the best, but sometimes not-so-deep thoughts are good too. :)

  2. I think way too much as well.

    It can be both a blessing and a curse because I can drive myself nuts overanalyzing everything.

    Still, I think I would prefer that not thinking at all!