Friday, May 30, 2014

Nothing - Five Minute Friday

I've been married for nine years.  When we were newly weds, I'd ask my husband what he was thinking and he'd say "nothing".  I didn't believe him.  But it kept happening.  He kept saying the same thing.

If I was asked what I was thinking, I couldn't in good conscience say "nothing" because I'm always thinking something and normally about seventeen things at the same time.  I thought he was being evasive.

It turns out I was wrong.  The male of the species, is apparently able to think absolutely nothing, they can just switch their brains off.  Several therapy and comedic sources finally made me believe that it was possible - they were male, they said it was true.

I have sincerely wished I could do the same, but I cannot.   I was sick last week and I was grateful for the mind-break.  I knew I was better when I tried to go to sleep one night and my brain went 'bing' and started working on oh so many ideas and projects that are unlikely to ever to be put into practise because my early-a.m. body never agrees with my late-p.m. mind that making them manifest is important.


  1. So true. Men are simpler than we think, so often. ...I actually love that about my husband. The things he wants, he speaks up about, and when he's content, he's content...

  2. Anonymous9:01 am

    It is true -- they are male and capable of thinking nothing. My husband has been doing it for almost 33 years now. However, I can't turn off a single thing in my thinker. :) Enjoyed your post!

  3. had to smile reading this one. so true!

  4. This is too funny. I sometimes will say "nothing" just because I don't feel like talking about it. Lol. But a truly wish I could just turn my brain off sometimes. Thanks for the laugh!