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Magical Thinking

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

I may be working too much these days.

I caught myself thinking the other day that I could really go for a short stay in the hospital. Nothing life-threatening, mind you—maybe a gallbladder operation or something, where they’d have to keep me for a few days but I’d be just fine in the end. That’s how exhausted I am.

The thing is, this has happened before.

Back in the spring of 1999, I had the same thought: I was too busy for a real vacation, but figured a couple of days in the hospital would get me rested and back on track. Mostly, I just wanted some free time to read a book. Sad, I know.

And boom!

Just like magic—a ruptured appendix landed me in the hospital for four days. (And before you ask, no, I did not somehow rupture my appendix on purpose; I wouldn’t do that even if I knew how.)

People always laugh about superstition and so-called magical thinking, but hey, sometimes it seems to work. And if a stray thought 20 years ago could burst my appendix, how much stronger might my powers have become over the years? I’m not exactly the luckiest person in the world. If I let myself think too much, I’m afraid I may end up needing some kind of transplant.

So, no, I’m not tired. Not overworked. No way. I don’t need a rest. Nope. All good here.

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    I say take a book, jump in the car and do a little road trip to a quiet corner of the world. Don't laugh, but I ride my bike to the cemetery and chill. Believe me, you don't want that gall bladder situation. I did that and it hurt like hell. Tiny road trip.....
    272 days ago
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    I'm feeling you emoticon What you put in your spirit, can become a reality. Think good thoughts. emoticon Sometimes, we have to be careful what we pray for. I'm praying for good health and a lotto hit! emoticon emoticon
    272 days ago

    Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
    ~Robert H. Schuller

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
    Until tomorrow!
    272 days ago
    Amusing, thanks
    272 days ago
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