Sunday, May 07, 2006

Who Said It? 2

The official name of this quote business is called "Who Said it?" The correct answer to last weekend's Who Said It? is Ted Witzig, Jr. There was a request for an explanation, and it was a good analogy, so I will share the meaning of the quote. If you will remember, the quote went something like this:

"If you don't want to think about a white bear, then think about last summer's canoe trip... unless you saw white bears there."

Basically, Ted was talking about how we often struggle in our thought life by dwelling on something, which makes it even more stressful. We often use the tactic to tell ourselves to not think about it, like "Don't think about that, don't think about that, I mean it, DON'T THINK ABOUT THAT," but by doing that, we just reinforce the thought every time we say it! So instead of helping ourselves, we are only reinforcing what we shouldn't be thinking about, which is working against our favor. So what we should really do is divert our whole train of thought altogether by thinking about something new. Very good advice. A good verse to keep in mind for times like this, so that we can successfully divert our attention to something of worth is this:

Philippians 4:8
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

This week's Who Said It:

"This chocolate pudding is good, but it could use some salt."



A. my 5-year-old nephew, Noah
B. my Dad
C. Kristi (Pea #2)
D. a random lady at Ruby Tuesday's that I overheard (ironically, she got the salad bar, a recent topic of discussion in my last post)

9 comments:

scott said...

A!! D sounds appealing, but it sounds too good to be true.

taryn said...

Silly me. I forgot to post the results. Basta's, Fazzoli's, Chile's, and Ruby Tuesday's all got the same amount of votes for FIRST place. Very diversified scattering this time. Looks like you all enjoy Italian, no doubt.

Priscilla said...

Your 5 yr old nephew.

Kristi said...

Noah!

Kristi said...

i think....

Luke said...

Well, since Kristi posted and guessed Noah...I'm pretty sure that rules out "C" as a guess. :)

And I know my dad didn't say that.

So it's either Noah or the the lady named Ruby...

I'm going to go with "D"...Ruby T.

sarah said...

Definitely D. I was at Ruby Tuesday's last night and the pudding was looking a little dingy.

thedoorsopen said...

I hate bandwagons, yet so appealing... I'll take D.

PS Have you taken a sabattical from my blog Miss T? Not to put you on the spot or anything, it's probably not a bad idea...

natz said...

D

Hi Taryn! I feel like I haven't seen you in a while or gotten to talk to you. Hope all is going good with finals! :)