TOTD 2019-12-12: Do you ever get a thought worm?

We have all had earworms where a tune gets stuck in our heads but how about thought worms. This is where one thought keeps bouncing around up there. We have all had times when we nurse grievances but this is different. This can be something uplifting and fun. A little thing that makes us grin a little if not a lot.

My thought worm comes from the Bible it comes from a place in there where every verse ends in part of the “worm”. For those who want to guess I will put the answer in a spoiler. Let me know in the comments if you got it right.

What are your thought worms?

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19 thoughts on “TOTD 2019-12-12: Do you ever get a thought worm?”

  1. JJ:
    Psalm 136,  For His mercy endures forever.

    I didn’t check the answer. Is that it? 🙂

    Check for yourself.  If I answer here I will spoil it for others. Is that your final answer?

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  2. Haakon’s Comment is hidden.

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    JJ:
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    Oppressed by the patriarchy!

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    I’m gonna cry!! Is that OK here?? ROFL

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  3. JJ:

    Haakon’s Comment is hidden.

    I’m gonna cry!! Is that OK here?? ROFL

    No. There will be no unapproved emotions. Think of this as the North Korea of Social Media, JJ.

    Sincerely,

    Your Dear Leader

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  4. TempTime:
    1 Corinthians 13

    I memorized this after reading a long ago post/comment of yours on another website.

    Any particular part of the chapter?

    How long ago was that?

    This comment made my day.

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  5. 10 Cents:

    TempTime:
    1 Corinthians 13

    I memorized this after reading a long ago post/comment of yours on another website.

    Any particular part of the chapter?

    How long ago was that?

    This comment made my day.

    In the beginning of the effort, I began at the first verse.  Yes, I would walk around the house going about my business, and begin a task with “If I speak in the tongues …”.  Once in awhile I would have to take a quick break and run back to  my Bible and get a ‘cue’ on the next word.   After memorizing verses 1-3,  I became sidetracked and began thinking, researching, pondering the individual words, reading different translations.  I was very curious about the ‘Angels’ reference and how to ‘fathom mysteries’, how to move mountains (Is it done with words/ thoughts? I wondered.  Should I attempt this?).    Eventually I figured out some things, gave up on figuring out other things — such as how to I could learn to speak/understand the language of Angels.  But most importantly, got back to the message:  Love.    🙂

    So I moved on to verses 4-7.   Mentally I would argue with some of these verses and attempt to understand why I found some of the statements more ‘provoking’ than others.  It took only a little bit of thought to gain the needed insight but eventually it came,  and I moved forward to verses 8-12.

    Somewhere in the middle of my studies, usually when I would get ‘stuck’ on different parts of the Chapter, I would step-away and focus on just one verse, the last verse —  13.   At times it was about all i could keep up with.

    All that said,  I don’t think I could actually recite the entire chapter in order today, it’s been a long time since I have.  But, I feel certain I could recite the chapter in my own mixed-up way.   However, I don’t think I need to now because  different verses pop into my mind whenever they are ‘needed’.

    A few examples:  Verses 1 to 3 are very ‘centering’ for me; reminder of my ‘reason for being’.  Verses 4 to 7 are good when I need to be reminded to share comfort, diffuse a negative emotional reaction.   Verse 11 is particularly good to remind me to ‘pull myself together!”

    Yep.  My own version of the ‘living’ Bible.

    Afterword:

    @10Cents, I can’t recall the date of your post.   My inner sense tells me it was between  November-ish of 2016 and Summer of 2017 —  maybe?

    P.S.   Just in case you have not been receiving my mental messages —  Thanks!  You did a good thing. thing.

    P.P.S.   Perhaps of interest to you:  The experience above did inspire me to continue reading the Bible, and for the last couple of months I have been reading Isaiah.  As with 1 Corinthians, I keep needing to take breaks; there is much to ‘process’.   So many of the Chapters, particularly about midway through to the end are pertinent to the world today, just spot on.  Perhaps too relevant, I do find it a little unsettling; thus the need for breaks.  BTW, I am not memorizing this Chapter, but I do work to stay tuned to the message.   One last ‘share’, I did recently have an opportunity to quote a verse from Luke with someone.   🙂    Gave me a smile.   May your ‘seed’ continue to find new places to set down roots.

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  6. TempTime:

    10 Cents:

    TempTime:
    1 Corinthians 13

    I memorized this after reading a long ago post/comment of yours on another website.

    Any particular part of the chapter?

    How long ago was that?

    This comment made my day.

    In the beginning of the effort, I began at the first verse.  Yes, I would walk around the house going about my business, and begin a task with “If I speak in the tongues …”.  Once in awhile I would have to take a quick break and run back to  my Bible and get a ‘cue’ on the next word.   After memorizing verses 1-3,  I became sidetracked and began thinking, researching, pondering the individual words, reading different translations.  I was very curious about the ‘Angels’ reference and how to ‘fathom mysteries’, how to move mountains (Is it done with words/ thoughts? I wondered.  Should I attempt this?).    Eventually I figured out some things, gave up on figuring out other things — such as how to I could learn to speak/understand the language of Angels.  But most importantly, got back the message:  Love.    🙂

    So I moved on to verses 4-7.   Mentally I would argue with some of these verses and attempt to understand why I found some of the statements more ‘provoking’ than others.  It took only a little bit of thought to gain the needed insight but eventually it came,  and I moved forward to verses 8-12.

    Somewhere in the middle of my studies, usually when I would get ‘stuck’ on different parts of the Chapter, I would step-away and focus on just one verse, the last verse —  13.   At times it was about all i could keep up with.

    All that said,  I don’t think I could actually recite the entire chapter in order today, it’s been a long time since I have.  But, I feel certain I could recite the chapter in my own mixed-up way.   However, I don’t think I need to now because  different verses pop into my mind whenever they are ‘needed’.

    A few examples:  Verses 1 to 3 are very ‘centering’ for me; reminder of my ‘reason for being’.  Verses 4 to 7 are good when I need to be reminded to share comfort, diffuse a negative emotional reaction.   Verse 11 is particularly good to remind me to ‘pull myself together!”

    Yep.  My own version of the ‘living’ Bible.

    Afterword:

    @10Cents, I can’t recall the date of your post.   My inner sense tells me it was between  November-ish of 2016 and Summer of 2017 —  maybe?

    P.S.   Just in case you have not been receiving my mental messages —  Thanks!  You did a good thing. thing.

    P.P.S.   Perhaps of interest to you:  The experience above did inspire me to continue reading the Bible, and for the last couple of months I have been reading Isaiah.  As with 1 Corinthians, I keep needing to take breaks; there is much to ‘process’.   So many of the Chapters, particularly about midway through to the end are pertinent to the world today, just spot on.  Perhaps too relevant, I do find it a little unsettling; thus the need for breaks.  BTW, I am not memorizing this Chapter, but I do work to stay tuned to the message.   One last ‘share’, I did recently have an opportunity to quote a verse from Luke with someone.   🙂    Gave me a smile.   May your ‘seed’ continue to find new places to set down roots.

    Are you sure it was me? I mean us dimes look a lot alike.

    Beautiful words.

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  7. When I am doing something mindless like polishing a car or many other things thoughts from experiences from my past rush into my brain. I have had many rich experiences and being able to remember them makes for some good stories. I remember thousands of experiences. Talking to friends and family it seems my ability to remember my life isn’t quite normal. I am glad to be adnormal.

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  8. PhCheese:
    When I am doing something mindless like polishing a car or many other things thoughts from experiences from my past rush into my brain. I have had many rich experiences and being able to remember them makes for some good stories. I remember thousands of experiences. Talking to friends and family it seems my ability to remember my life isn’t quite normal. I am glad to be adnormal.

    You even spell “abnormal” differently. That made me smile.

    I have known thinkers who love mindless jobs because they can have fun while working. Isn’t that what peripatetics do? Oh, that’s walking. (I have been in Japan too long.)

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  9. @TempTime,  I remember the first time I met you online. Someone was giving you a bad time and I wrote essentially be nice to the new person. If I remember right, there was a little misunderstanding.

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  10. 10 Cents:
    @TempTime,  I remember the first time I met you online. Someone was giving you a bad time and I wrote essentially be nice to the new person. If I remember right, there was a little misunderstanding.

    Yes.  I remember our first meeting, albeit less charitably.   Made my first comment and … a truly very nasty person whacked me hard enough to knock me into the deep end of the pool  —  just because I suggested that folks with shared experiences involving persecution have an unique opportunity to find a way to resolve their differences by focusing on what they have in common, rather than descending into civil war over …  ‘preferences, opinions’.

    Whack!   Fortunately, for me, You were right there visiting the same chat.  You reached in,  pulled me out and suggested the other person take it easy on the ‘new guy’.   He responded ‘too late; he’s an idiot’ —  or something similar.    Yep.   It was my first opportunity to say “Thanks.  To you.”   Followed by  “What the hell just happened?”  or maybe it was closer to “What the hell is wrong with these people?”

    Memories.  Geez.   I’m thinking I may need to go back and begin reading 1 Corinthians 13 all over again.

    🙂

    Just kidding.  I’m fine.  With the right eyeglasses, the experience becomes a Blessing.

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  11. 10 Cents:

    PhCheese:
    When I am doing something mindless like polishing a car or many other things thoughts from experiences from my past rush into my brain. I have had many rich experiences and being able to remember them makes for some good stories. I remember thousands of experiences. Talking to friends and family it seems my ability to remember my life isn’t quite normal. I am glad to be adnormal.

    You even spell “abnormal” differently. That made me smile.

    I have known thinkers who love mindless jobs because they can have fun while working. Isn’t that what peripatetics do? Oh, that’s walking. (I have been in Japan too long.)

    The old abnormal dyslexia kicking in after all these years. What was spellcheck thinking.

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