Was my Odd, Random Thought Linked to Caffeine?
Recently, I had an odd, random thought during the day. I have yet to understand if there was a scientific or spiritual meaning to explain my odd, random thought.
Here’s what happened. Somehow, I was thinking about interesting names during a brief moment that day. I didn’t dwell on this for long, but my mind came to the conclusion that a good and interesting last name would be McAnnally. Don’t ask me why I was thinking this, because I honestly can’t tell you why. Well, maybe I can…
An Unusual Morning Consumption of Caffeine
Now it might have something to do with the fact that a friend gave me a V8 V-Fusion to drink that morning. I normally do not drink caffeine in the morning. Ever. On this day, a friend gave me an extra V8 V-Fusion that she had brought with her. She generously offered, and I didn’t turn it down just because of the effects of caffeine. Since I normally do not have Caffeine in the Body, I really did not know how my body would respond.
One of the first things I noticed about this Energy drink is that it touts the Caffeine Level on the can with a bar chart. It points out that “A leading diet cola” has 46 mg of caffeine, a V8 V-Fusion + Energy drink has 80 mg of caffeine, and “A brewed 8 oz. cup of coffee” has 90 mg. Noted.
With that in mind, I drank to good health, in a manner of speaking. I am aware of both the Health Benefits of Caffeine as well as the Negative Side Effects Caffeine.
Something Strange Happened Later That Day…
As I was driving home on the Parkway later that day, road construction slowed the traffic to a very slow pace. At one point, we were moving at a crawl. This gave an unusual opportunity to enjoy the scenery, and when I say scenery, that means the stores and signs along the Parkway. I’ve driven this route thousands of times, but this time, I noticed a sign that I had never seen before. It was in a spot that I wouldn’t have noticed during the normal commute to work.
The sign read: “Dr. Barry McAnnally, D.M.D.”
Apparently, a dentist used to have an office nearby. Okay. But the last name caught my attention. I had thought of that last name earlier that day. I don’t know why. As much as I want to chalk it up to it being an odd, random thought, I can’t say that it was purely coincidence.
Scientific Explanation or Spiritual Explanation
Was it really the caffeine that gave me this odd thought, which turned out to give me a deja vu experience later that day?
I wonder about that. There is no way for me to know for sure.
On the other hand, I wondered if this was a spiritual message.
- Was this a message from God?
- Was this a message from Satan or his demons?
Conclusion: “I Don’t Know”
I am unsure if this was a spiritual message.
I didn’t follow up on the name or attempt to look it up, but it seems awfully like a Ghostwriter episode, back when this show was on television. A strange word would appear, and the kids would go look it up in the library. After investigating, they would find an old newspaper clipping of an unsolved case revolving around a person.
I don’t feel led to seek more meaning or read some hidden spiritual message into this event that happened to me the other day.
But, perhaps I will just let it forever remain in my mind as an odd, random thought.