(photo by Tabitha Bird)
When he was little his daddy and I would often catch him like this.
"What are you doing?" we'd ask.
"Uh huh. I'm thoughting about all the things I haven't thought about yet."
And we'd leave him to it. Because Thoughting is very important, wouldn't you agree?
The art of drifting off with dandelions and dragonflies, to wander down whatever interesting summer paths your mind finds. To linger softly on the edges of possibilities. Imagining what if, and what might become of, and what isn't, but could be.
For Thoughting is the start of great things. Trees that haven't been climbed. A stream unexplored Books yet to be born. Stories yet to be told. A wish still closed in your heart. A belief in yourself that has yet to be watered.
They all begin with Thoughting.
The mind needs its Thoughting. Its wanting and wishing and dreaming. Such things are the mind's gift to the soul.
So, go Thought something.
A kernel. A bud. A seed. Thought it long and Thought it hard, and eventually the Thoughting will carry you away. To a place that even little boys know how to find. Dreaming the impossible.
What about you? What are you Thoughting today?