Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I'm not sure if I can really call it a retraction if I can't remember ever posting on this before, but I have no other title in mind.


For quite some time, it would bother me quite a bit when someone would say, "My thoughts go out to you." Or something like it, probably during a time of tragedy or a time when the person had obvious prayer requests.

My thought process was, why on earth would you send someone "good thoughts," what good would that do?  Probably the way other people feel when someone else says something like, "My prayers go out to you."

I should clarify right now that I still believe in the power and necessity of prayer, and I also really don't think that putting good thoughts out into the universe does much good (alone).

However, with more thought, I do know that it is nice to be thought of. It boosts morale.  It could maybe even have health benefits, who knows?  Often times, a good thought is not "good" until it is acted upon. What good is it if I am thinking of someone, but don't let them know that I am thinking of them?  What good is it if I have a good idea, but never do anything about it?

Thoughts of someone can also be a good reminder to pray for them.  So in essence, sometimes, when a person says, "I'm thinking of you" it could also mean (depending on who they are), "I'm praying for you."

Anyway.  I would like to retract the reaction of annoyance I feel whenever someone sends their thoughts out. It is nice to be thought of, from time to time.

Disclaimer. This post is not some kind of passive aggressive way to try to get others to think of me.  I am fortunate to say that I am not feeling "unthought of" as of late.  It is just something I've been thinking about lately.  To sum up:  I don't think that thinking of someone replaces praying for them....but it can be a nice reminder.

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