Have you ever stopped to think?

I can’t sleep. It seems my mind is in a race for the Nobel Prize for Fictional (What if scenarios) Writing. If I’m not careful those racing thoughts lead to tight chests and more sleepless nights. so… When that happens, I come down stairs, spend time talking to God, search for Oreos,  fire up my lap top and write out the craziest of scenarios my brain can conjure until I laugh myself stupid – and then if I still can’t sleep, I go through my silly thought file.

Some silly thoughts, I thought I’d share:

  • Have you ever stopped to think…..and forgot to start again?
  • If you arrest a mime does he have the right to remain silent?
  • How do you know when it’s time to tune your bagpipes?
  • What happens when you get scared half to death a second time?
  • Why is it called lipstick if you can still move your lips?
  • If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to see it, do the other trees make fun of it?


  • ‘“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?” “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
    “I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
    Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.’
    -A.A. Milne

5 thoughts on “Have you ever stopped to think?

  1. What a classic: Pooh Bear and his pots of “Hunny” ( That’s the only spelling for Pooh’s food that I accept!) I think that deep thinking is a good thing and sometimes the middle of the night does give the best of life’s insight but if I cherish my precious few hours of sleep, it is my nourishment for my mind. Keep thinking those crazy thoughts Deana!

    God Bless,


  2. Gosh. So much advice out there on what to when can’t sleep. One is to concentrate on “What is” vice “What ifs.” (that can be no help.)

    Another silly thought with your Winnie the Pooh dialogue. Pooh might think, “What’s for breakfast.” Piglet should think, “Am I breakfast?” Bacon and eggs are a classic.

    Take care


    • Cute — yep, I love AA Milne – the whole stop to think and the breakfast ones are his — no clue who really came up with the rest, they sound like Carlin to me but I don’t have acredit in my notebook for them.


  3. Unfortunately, the (what I loving call) “Racing Brain Syndrome” can affect your health. I, too suffer from this way too frequently. Although you get quite creative during those times that you can’t turn off your own remote, I can’t get my thoughts to stay in any sort of order that makes sense. All I can do is drink a cup of hot tea (herbal…naturally decaf) and file the callouses off of my feet. (I do have very smooth feet….) Bless your creative mind. Keep up the good work…even in the middle of the night! Just don’t let it get the best of your sleep patterns.
    Love you!


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