Random Thoughts

Do you ever think about what tomorrow will hold? You know, plan ahead and think about the things you would like to do to fill your day? Today I was doing just that and I began to find myself having a series of random thoughts. “I wonder where my bicycle helmet is? I wonder why I thought that, well I really don’t know, but now that you mention it, I wonder if the tires are aired up? Not really sure, but the weather is supposed to be nice, so maybe a bike ride is a good idea.” (I told you, the thoughts were pretty random.) By now I’m to the point that I’m thinking, boy the random thoughts you have… then again that bike ride, not a bad idea. 

Decisions Decisions…

So what do you think? Bike ride instilled by random thoughts yea or nay? It would be good exercise, it it has been a minute, or more like a year, since I’ve ridden. It is supposed to be a nice day, and I do enjoy riding a bicycle, but then again, I could enjoy the beautiful day with a walk or a ride in the car. I am less likely to fall and/or embarrass myself with either of these two options. So perhaps I shall play it safe and remain on the ground. It was, after all just a random thought anyway. 

Random Thoughts Can Enrich Life

Then again, I could heed the random thought and perhaps consider a bicycle ride? I tend to have too many random thoughts. Some of those random thoughts lead me to great places, here I sit writing a blog for instance. Others just seem to lead me astray of the things I should be doing. I do find sometimes I need to evaluate my random thoughts to prevent myself from wasting time chasing after things. But in the evaluation, I often find that I chose to embrace the thought and grow from it. If I were to heed to this current thought, for example, let’s face it, it’s been a year so the ride will take less time than finding the helmet and the ride will be good for me. Where in the world did I put that helmet anyway? Maybe in the cupboard by the motorcycle helmets?? Maybe, could be, I shall look tomorrow. If I’m going to look for the helmet anyway, I might as well check the tires. And if I’m going to find the helmet and check the tires… well I shall let you know how the ride goes. One thing is for certain, if I start this riding thing more often I shall know where my things are and I will get great exercise doing something I enjoy. Heeding to that inner random voice often helps me to consider new ideas and enhances my days. I hope your days are filled with doing the things that make you happy! Thank you for spending part of it with me… I’m off to conquer worlds, or the bicycle anyway!

Published by Dr. Cindy Freer Conley

Hello Friends! I am Dr. Cindy Freer Conley, and I am so glad you are here! It is so nice to "meet" you. I am entering the world of blogging for the first time, I hope you find these readings worthwhile, helpful and entertaining. I have spent my career in one role or another of the mental health and counseling world. I have worked in private practice and in schools settings. I hold a PhD in Exceptional Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. I currently work in public education full time and adjunct part-time. I am a wife and the mother of three adult children and the grandmother of one young lady who is growing up way too fast. I didn't have all of the answers as a mother, although my kids would probably tell you I faked it often (I did). I don't have all of the answers now, but I do know so much more now than I did 27 years ago when I became a parent. I was a single mother for several years, and learned a lot about the unique struggles single parents face. I have spent time with great supports and time where I felt alone on my path - only to look up and realize I was never alone. We are all on a journey, enjoy the journey, but understand small changes on your part may make lasting impacts to someone else's journey.

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