Day 1912: Jumping to conclusions

Are you ready for some jumping to conclusions?

If you jump to this page about jumping to conclusions, you’ll see that jumping to conclusions includes two very common cognitive distortions:  mind reading and fortune telling.

Perhaps some of you are jumping to the conclusion that I’m writing about jumping to conclusions today because of something that jumped out at me yesterday.


I wonder if there are any conclusions or jumping in my other photos from yesterday.



With all those bunnies jumping out at us, we might jump to the conclusion that Easter is approaching.



I jumped to the conclusion that cats would be in that box and in that card holder, but they weren’t. However, cats were nearby.


This  is always on my mind about jumping to conclusions:  sometimes we’re right and sometimes we’re not.  Let’s not jump to the conclusion that our conclusions are always right and other people’s conclusions are always wrong.

If jumping to conclusions really burned calories, I wouldn’t be gaining weight from eating delicious food.


If you jumped to the conclusion that Michael made salmon last night, your conclusion would be correct.

Has anybody jumped to the conclusion about what music we’ll be jumping to now?

In conclusion, thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and to you — of course! — for jumping to my blog today.



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25 thoughts on “Day 1912: Jumping to conclusions

  1. Thanks for helping me burn mind-calories every day, Ann, by reading my way and not jumping to the end of your blog.

  2. Thanks for the hop in my day today Ann 💛

  3. I’m happily hopping onto the Pacific Islands cruise ship on Saturday, and jumping to the conclusion that I’ll be having a bouncing good time

    • I’m jumping to the same conclusion that you’ll be having a bouncing good time, Ivor. I’m happy whenever you hop over here.

  4. A rabbi, a priest, and a minister walk into a bar. The bartender says, “Is this a joke?” The bartender’s conclusion is the same one I jumped to when I learned that this year Easter will be on April 1st.

  5. Oh, I love that Willie Nelson song! How I wish that WordPress would let me listen to a song and open the reply section at the same time. I will go back and play it. (This morning, I’ve been writing a page of the haggadah, line drawings that tell the story of Moses’ life, with text from Bohemian Rhapsody. Willie is a little mellower than Freddie. Maybe I can work You are Always on My Mind into the Next Year in Jerusalem part.)

    I did jump to the conclusion that Michael had cooked supper. I would love a photo cookbook called, “Michael Cooked Supper.” There doesn’t even have to be any recipes. Just pictures of what our plates would look like if Michael adopted us.

  6. Sometimes I’m tempted to skip the endings, but I have to conclude I’d always wonder what happened

  7. Jumping to conclusions is wasted in the face of facts. However, fact or not in the mind of man, faith is always worth the leap.

  8. Yep! I can rather easily jump to conclusions. I’m very strategic and often very good at stringing facts together towards an accurate conclusion, but i’m also often WRONG! LOL! I think signs of Easter are everywhere right now, so I’ll feel free to jump to that conclusion. And if only these activities did indeed burn calories! That would be great. 🙂

  9. The mind does run forward, so it’s not unusual for it to take a leap now and then. My the salmon looks good. I think I had that meal on Sunday night, right down to the veggies…

  10. I would be stick thin Ann.

  11. Oh how I love the idea of burning calories by jumping to conclusions!!!

  12. Really good!❤️❤️

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