I was thinking this morning, and like Martha Stewart says "That's a good thing," and the good thing is not necessarily for the content of the thought, but that fact that I was fortunate enough to have a thought at all.
I get a little wimpy about this subject, so those of you who don't like wimps, should look for the sports postings on this site, but I just marvel at the concept that I can think.
this thing called called "free will" just floats my boat as they say when I apply it to thoughts. It is a very simple idea that says we get to control our thoughts, and in doing so we then control whether we are happy or sad.
I used to think that happiness or sadness was an uncontrolled response to what was happening around me: Cut off by an erratic driver on the freeway brought anger. Being hugged by my wife brought pleasure. And reading the daily news brought angst. In effect the actions of others determined how I felt, and of course how I felt controlled my thoughts, because feelings are just thoughts.
this morning I was reminded how much I have changed by knowing the simple fact that I really have the choice on whether to feel good or to feel bad during just about every minute of my day. If I think a disconcerting thought I can actually chose what I think next. Wow!
Free will -- Try it. Because as Martha says, "It's a good thing."