I took my temperature this evening. . . not the one for my body, but the one for my thinking. I was feeling bad. That told me to check what thoughts I had been taking. Sure enough. I had been entertaining thoughts of something going on in the political arena, thoughts that made it seem hopeless to have an election that would produce the next presidential term of peace and prosperity that I desire. I was beginning to feel worse. Then I remembered reading (and writing) Day 7: 100 Words on Thriving Emotionally. I realized that these were “just thoughts.” I decided not to think them. That was a few minutes ago, and amazingly I proved I was right. I’m feeling better. There are some things you just don’t have to think about.