Being thoughtful begins with taking the time to give full attention to the matter at hand. It's about taking a breath before acting, allowing for a moment of awareness before making a decision.
In taking the thoughtful way it may be wise to be mindful of the Japanese proverb:
"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare."
Let's take the time to envision well, but not so much time that action never follows.
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