98% Of Those Thoughts

Sometimes

I pray in my head

For God to forgive me

For my stupid stupid thoughts.

Not sometimes-

Daily.

Not just daily-

Frequently,

Frequently every day.

But then,

I thank Him for the common sense He gave me,

To keep my mouth shut and not express 98% of those thoughts.

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47 thoughts on “98% Of Those Thoughts

  1. ivors20 says:

    Wonderful of you to be so reticent, haha, what about that 2%. I’m afraid I’m mostly unabridged, as that’s my inherent character.

    • Well, that other 2% I think I’m expected to learn some self control on my own. I’m still learning!!! I appreciate unabridged in others. Most times!!!!! 😀

  2. Haha. A-men. 98 is a bit extreme though. I have a sneaking suspicion that a larger portion of yours are worthwhile.

    Wonderful image and words to go with it. Thank God! Always a message I need to hear.

  3. LOL! That is wisdom!

  4. Lifetime Chicago says:

    I was just thinking about this today….I, too, pray to God for the same….shared to all my followers.

  5. Ann Koplow says:

    I have to express this: I can’t believe you have stupid, stupid thoughts. I totally believe you have common sense.

  6. ksbeth says:

    and sometimes they just burst out of my mouth )

  7. I often wonder if the world would be a better place if we all told the truth all the time. I know that lots of people would benefit from being told “You are an idiot.” No doubt I would end up with a bloody nose many times a day!

  8. russtowne says:

    I too wish I had a better thought-to-speech filter, but am grateful that I have a filter at all. It must be terrible to go through life without one.

    • I am so grateful for my filter. And it’s not even just about speaking, but about the crazy off the wall thoughts that our brain produces WITHOUT our input. I remember a college professor telling our class once that we cannot prevent or control many of the thoughts our brain produces, we do, however, have the ability to control what we do with those thoughts. That’s what I’m grateful for!!!

  9. markbialczak says:

    You have a much lower percentage than I MBC. And my regret can start in mid-sentence …

  10. Craig Perez says:

    98% of my thoughts is blogging the 2% is everything else.

  11. reocochran says:

    I tend to not worry any more about expressing myself to those around me (not so much on my blog anymore) but I figure:
    “Let the chips fall where they may!!” 😉
    People have to like me for “me!” Just to let you know, I support and would listen to those hidden unspoken words, Colleen. They are much appreciated when you do occasionally blurt them out! Lol

  12. That is quite brilliant. I should totally be doing that too.

  13. Debra says:

    You set a high standard, Colleen. I think I’m guilty of feeling a little too proud of the fact that I keep (most of the time) my thoughts to myself! I haven’t spent nearly enough time being responsible for those errant thoughts. I love your picture…thank you for being such a truth teller, Colleen! 🙂

    • You are kind to me Debra. Thank you. I don’t say a lot of things, but there’s probably more that I should say. But it’s a process. And I’m still on that learning curve (I’m on fire today referencing some of my other blogs in comments today!). 😉

      And truthfully, I appreciate your always amazing support. 🙂

  14. YES! I LOVE THIS ❤

  15. wrivellaire says:

    Another amazing work by my personal favorite!!!

  16. Hey Chatter Master 🙂 Nice to meet you and your work. I loved that piece! The others as well. Though this one just made me laugh 🙂 I like to laugh when I read. Thanks for that! I am happy that Ivor pointed me to your work.

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