Our Brain At Work

mind1    Visualization. A picture in our mind’s eye. It can be the key that opens the door. Draw a blue print in our mind’s eye, describe how we want something to turn out. Maybe the picture is our life.

Where are we going, how are we getting there and what will it look like when we arrive?This picture we draw shows the brain what we want.

Now our brain will go to work to come up with the plans for us to accomplish the picture in our mind’s eye. Then we can start work on the plan.

So how does this help us in life?  What is our goal? What do we want it to look like? How do we want it to feel?  What are the obstacles we could encounter? How could we overcome these obstacles? If we give this information to the brain, the brain will work it out and give us the answers.

Remember the saying; you have to see it to believe it? Well, it is true in respect to our brain. If the brain believes it can be done, it will find a way to give you the plans for you to act upon.

One could even go so far as to say what we think…we believe…we become.

Having a blue print in life is mandatory for us to achieve our purpose and our goals. Remember, we know how to go from point A to point B. We have to have a map.

Picture your ending, what does it look like? What must transpire for you to have the ending you want?

Once you write this information down, you have given your brain the picture along with a set of instructions to create the story.

We forget how powerful our brains are.


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Do You Have a Favorite Childhood Memory?

I have a question for you. What is your favorite childhood memory?

The other night my husband and I were talking about our childhoods. And I asked him that question.

He was quiet for a few minutes, and said he had a lot of memories of his childhood, but would be hard pressed to pick a favorite.

So I began talking about some of mine and had a lot of good ones…can they all be favorites? Does there have to be one that stands out as the best? It can be.

How are your memories of your childhood? Do you have a favorite?martye and tammye26

Perhaps a trip to Disneyland?

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A special time with your sister and your pet?


Going to the SeaAquarium?


Vacation in the Smokey Mountains?

So, does this give you a few ideas to get the memory going down that road? So what was your favorite memory of your childhood?

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Should We?

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” Abraham Lincoln

Perhaps Abraham Lincoln had something here. Perhaps we need to look at the leaders of our country, states, cities, and towns. The leaders who are voted in; should we hold them accountable to the people to have integrity, honesty, principles, morals, and be free of greed? Should we also  insist they put this country above their wants and needs? Should we also make it mandatory they do what is right for this country? Should we also  make sure they do not have hidden agendas?

Maybe we should ponder these things before the next country, state, city, and county elections roll around.

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Nothing is Impossible

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” by Audrey Hepburnaudrey hepburnth

There’s not much you can add to that statement–except believe it.


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Making Decisions

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime.tree cutting Never make a negative decision in the low time.

decisions Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods.

Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” by Robert H. Schuller

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And so it does, Spring shows up just in time, the clouds lift, the sun comes out and things don’t seem as bad as they did.
Then we can make the right decisions.

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Are You In The Sweet Spot of Life?

Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.” by Tom Brady

The above quote from Tom Brady makes a lot of sense. Today, some people are all to quick to want to blame others for their misfortune, their unhappiness and not getting what they want. When in truth, it is the individual who may be at fault. It takes courage to make right choices. It takes compassion to forgive others. It takes courage to forge ahead. It takes determination to meet the goals. But in the end, when we do, out lives turn out to be in that “sweet spot” of life.The Materhorn reflecting sun


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What is your Focus?

Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something. ” by Ralph Marston
Wonderful quote above.  Most people don’t realize that what they think about and focus on everyday is what they draw to themselves.  If you constantly think negative thoughts how can positive things happen to you? How can you possibly be happy?sad c hild

Besides, why would you want to focus on negative, fearful, insecure thoughts all day, everyday? How miserable a life that would be.

Would you not prefer to think and focus on uplifting, pleasant thoughts that are full of hope and promise for today and everyday?Levi 1




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rudyard kipling200px-Collier_1891_rudyard-kipling  Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. His quote “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind” is just as true today as it was then. He is remembered for poems of British soldiers and stories for children. One of his best known works was The Jungle Book (a collection of stories which includes “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi“); the short story, The Man Who Would Be King“; and two of his poems Mandalay and Gunga Din.

A verse from one of his poems:


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

April is poetry month. If you love poetry spend the next thirty days

looking up work from your favorite poets. Might I suggest you might

want to do that on even days and on odd days read the poems of poets you

aren’t familiar with.

Enjoy the month of poetry reaching and touching your heart.


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Fourth Secret to Beauty

david hume    David Hume was  a  Scottish   philosopher, historian, economist and essayist in the 1700’s. But his words are as potent today as they were then.  He said, “Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them”.

What do you keep your mind on? What do you feed your mind? What do you listen to? What do you read? I’m not being nosy. I am asking you these questions in order to say they are important. Just like what we feed our bodies is important for our health so is what we do with the mind.

If you want to have beauty, then you have to be careful to feel your mind with good things. You have to listen to good things and watch good things. I don’t need to explain what is good and what isn’t. We all know what is good for us and what is bad. There was a saying…Garbage in, garbage out.

The fourth secret to beauty if feeling our minds with what is good.

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Third Secret to Beauty


ben hogan Ben Hogan, one of the great golfers said, “As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.”

If you truly want to be beautiful, you have to slow down your pace a little. Yes we all have jobs to do, places to report for work, household chores but we need to slow down enough that we see the beauty that was created just for us. A beautiful blue sky, flowers with sweet smells and beautiful colors, oceans and mountains are all there for us. It offers us tranquility and an aura of peace so that we can breathe in the serenity that helps us navigate through our everyday responsibilities.

Being hurried all the time takes its toll on the beauty within and without.

The third secret of beauty is to take the time needed to appreciate the beauty around you.


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