Happy Sunday Peeps!! Hope you're all nice and safe in your little corner of the world. It's lovely to be talking to you again today. I did stall for a little while with my Sunday feature this week, I must admit, thinking what can I give them for a change, as they must be fed up with snaps of the grandchildren!
Well, as you will see, I'm afraid it's what you've got again this week. Hee Hee!
This first one is of Eli when he was about 18 months old. Don't you just love what it says on his little top. I'm sure that will be true when he's a teenager!!
This second one was taken of Eli when he was just starting to investigate grandma's things! I have to say that this didn't last very long, after he was told about it a few times, and little Ruby has never once touched any of my china pieces. I never believe in putting things away when the grandchildren arrive, as they have to learn.
I've just included this one, as I love photos of little ones trying to catch bubbles!
No, this isn't Eli or Ruby! I found this photo of me, which must have been taken in about 1956, as I started taking piano lessons when I was nine.
You will probably remember that I started the year talking about positivity, and that this was going to be my word for 2012. Many of you seemed to have the same idea, which is wonderful. However, we would be Saints if we couldn't keep those negative thoughts creeping into our heads from time to time.
I read a very good post from my dear friend Belle (and I know that she is also a dear friend of a lot of my bloggy friends ) who now calls her blog "Tales From A 1960s Flower Child (Now Known as Grandma)." Don't you just love that title! Anyway, this is what Belle wrote :
"I'm reading a book called, Living Beyond Your Feelings, by Joyce Meyer. In it she quotes Dr. Caroline Leaf. She has done research on the brain and how our thoughts affect it. Here is a quote I found fascinating."
"I teach people to understand that a thought is a real thing. I think many people think that a thought is merely something out there they can't feel or touch. But, it's actually a real thing. As you are thinking, you are actually building memories in your brain and the thoughts in your brain look like trees."
"The interesting thing is that if the thought is a good one, based on something positive, that it actually looks different in the brain than a negative thought. The toxic thought, as I refer to them, will affect your entire body. They form a different type of chemical than a positive thought. The toxic thought causes little thorns to grow in the branches of the nerve cells. These thorns are a little pocket of chemicals, and those chemicals are toxic. They squirt out their poison that can make you sick. The poison goes to the immune system and breaks down your defenses and makes it easier for disease to germinate in your body."
I have found it really good to actually think of a negative thought as a thorn on one of my branches, and that this thorn can hurt my body. Since I have been thinking like that, I try to banish that thought immediately, thinking to myself "No! You're not going to make MY body sick."
Now I'm sure many of you might think that this is foolish, but all I can say is, that it certainly pulls me up each time, and so helps me to fill my world once again with positive thoughts. Thank you, Belle, for passing that on.
So! I hope you enjoyed my Sunday Snaps today, and I trust that you will all have a thorn-free week. Take care and I'll see you again soon.
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