Category Archives: Positive Thoughts

The Christmas Star

Last year our seven-year-old grandson gave us a beautiful ornate glass star that looks like crystals in a chandelier if you focus your eyes correctly. This year I asked Chris to hang it above the tree.

Beginning with the ruler, measuring meticulously in one direction and then the other, he proceeded to find a spot in the high raked ceiling for the hook.

Fighting to penetrate the hard wood, finally the hook was in place.
Climbing down the ladder, Chris heard his father’s voice in his head say, ‘Don’t worry sport, you can move the tree!’

This is exactly what he would have said.

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Choices and desires

Three Coins in a Fountain, WP prompt by Krista                                                                                   Have you ever tossed a coin or two into a fountain and made a wish? Did it come true?

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Tossing a coin into a fountain or wishing on white horses is like throwing desires out into the Universe. As a child looking for white horses or black crows broke the boredom of a journey. Little ditties such as, ‘One for a wish, two for a kiss, three for a letter, four for something better.’

Or,’ One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a letter, four for a boy, five for silver, six for gold, seven for a story never to be told.’ Choosing which ever gave the better result. Putting multiple wishes out to the Universe meant that some of them conflicted.

I’m sure my multiple wishes have been granted, perhaps not as I expected, but over time, each and every wish has been satisfied. Knowing I’m looked after has allowed the Universe to fulfil my wishes. Anxiety and worry only block channels. So wishing all of you reading this, peace and contentment and may your wishes come true. Be careful what you wish for:ATT0001110

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Mortality/ Immortality:

Olive has found a home

Olive has found a home. Adoring Grandpa and Hazel.

Being of a fanciful nature my mind plays tricks with me. Mortality has drifted in and out of my awareness, but there again, so has immortality. I still like to dream of a linking up on the other side. A(n) oneness where love unites us; where multiple husbands are not a complication, but a delight.

Living life to the full is a necessity to prevent disappointment when the time of passing arrives. Not being a believer in hell, as such, but a believer in disappointment for a wasted life. Activity may not be a physical thing. For those in nursing homes, where physical activity is no longer possible, positive mental activity is essential. Creating positivity is a blessing for all of those within your orbit.

I like to think of the charm of childhood continuing throughout my life and the innocence and belief in humankind remains positive. Naivety is something I’ve been blessed with!

 

Finite Creatures: Daily Post prompt by Ben Huberman

At what age did you realize you were not immortal?

How did you react to that discovery?

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Kindness and colour:

Acacia, or wattle, as we know it.

Acacia, or wattle, as we know it.

Winter is gladdened by flowers. The yellow of the wattle lifts the spirits. It is said that there is a wattle flowering every day of the year, as there are so many varieties. This one reminds me of my childhood, wandering around the farm in the winter holidays.

Hardenbergia

Hardenbergia

The Hardenbergia violacae is often found near wattles and the opposite colours really zing on a winter’s day, especially the purple one, which is more common than the other colours.

A quote I read today will suit every season:

“Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realise you’re already in heaven now,’ Jack Kerouac wrote in a beautiful 1957 letter.”

 

What love means to 4-8 year old children:

Friends send e-mails and I feel it’s good to share them, if they are worthy. You may have seen this before, but if you haven’t, slow down for three minutes to read this, it is worth it.        Touching words from the mouths of babes..

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds ,

‘What does love mean?’
The answers they got were broader, deeper,
and more profound than anyone could have ever imagined!                                                        See what you think:
‘When my grandmother got arthritis , she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore.. So my grandfather does it for her all the time , even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.’

Rebecca- age 8

‘When someone loves you , the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.’

Billy – age 4

‘Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne
and they go out and smell each other.’

Karl – age 5

‘Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries
without making them give you any of theirs.’

Chrissy – age 6

‘Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.’

Terri –
age 4

‘Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him , to make sure the taste is OK.’

Danny – age 7

‘Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing , you
still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that.
They look gross when they kiss.’

Emily – age 8

‘Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents
and just listen.’

Bobby – age 7
(Wow!)

‘If you want to learn to love better , you should start with a friend who you hate. ‘

Nikka – age 6
(we need a few million more Nikka’s on
this planet)

‘Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.’

Noelle
– age 7

‘Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still
friends even after they know each other so well.’

Tommy – age 6

‘During my piano recital , I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the
people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.
He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.’

Cindy – age 8

‘My mommy loves me more than anybody
You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.’

Clare – age 6

‘Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.’

Elaine-age 5

‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and
still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.’

Chris – age 7

‘Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him
alone all day.’

Mary Ann – age 4

‘I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes
and has to go out and buy new ones.’

Lauren – age 4
‘When you love somebody , your eyelashes go up and down and little
stars come out of you.’ (what an image)

Karen – age 7

‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think
it’s gross..’

Mark – age 6

‘You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it.
But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.’

Jessica – age 8

And the final one:

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an
elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry , the
little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard , climbed onto his
lap , and just sat there.
When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbour , the little boy said ,                      ‘Nothing , I just helped him cry’
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Excellence:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: having a full choice, I’d choose a Nobel Prize Winner to write my story. This sensitive man died in April 2014. His best known books were: ‘One Hundred Years Of Solitude’, and ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’. He had much sound advice to share. Gabriel Garcia Marquez on His Unlikely Beginnings as a Writer.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

‘If you are going to be a writer you have to be a great one… After all, there are better ways to starve to death.’

This quote is taken with thanks from Weekly Brain Pickings.                                                                               newsletter@brainpickings.org

“The girl raised her eyes to see who was passing by the window, and that casual glance was the beginning of a cataclysm of love that still had not ended half a century later.” — Love in the Time of CholeraLove-Quotes-52536-statusmind.comWise-Quotes-39173-statusmind.comLove-Quotes-39175-statusmind.com

Daily Prompt: Ghost writer by Michelle W.

If you could have any author living or dead- write your biography, who would you choose?

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Invention preventing date rape:

The Daily Post, Circle of Five, Michelle W 

As a writer once said, ‘You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.’ If this is true, which five people would you like to spend your time with?                                                    Thanks for this great idea Nishad

If I was to choose four people to spend time with I think I would choose these four young men who invented a nail polish that changes colour when date rape drugs have been added to drinks.

Even though there have been discussions in the media of victim-blaming and not addressing the fact that date rape is still happening. I believe it is a wonderful invention and these young men should be praised for showing their rejection of such antisocial behaviour. What a creative and socially worthwhile project. Bravo to these inspiring young men.

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