Wednesday Wellness – the Power of Thought

The more I study, the more I am realizing how much every part of our soul, mind and body are inter-related. It’s incredible! Even every thought can affect our physical being.

Did you know? A scientist did an experiment where they hooked up a machine to someone’s brain and then had another person across the room look at the person who was hooked up to the machine and think loving thoughts about them. The machine showed that those thoughts showed up in the brain of the person they were directed at.

You know how when you are in a group you can feel someone looking at you? Then you turn around and catch them? Our body is capable of so much more than we give it credit for.

Be very careful what you think about yourself. Be aware of how you think about others. Thoughts are powerful!

Once you become aware of this, focus on thinking about things that will be encouraging and uplifting. One way to do this is to start a gratitude journal. It’s amazing how this can change your entire outlook.

What are some of the ways you control your thoughts?

Monday Minute – Thoughtful Gestures



Thoughtful gestures are so simple to do and yet so rare.

Think about it.  How often do you compliment a complete stranger?  Do you say thank you to the establishments where you give your business?  What about your children?  Spouse?  Friends?

We don’t compliment or say thank you enough.

Here are a couple of ways to make these two things more a part of your lifestyle.

  1.  If you have children, make a THANK YOU chart.  Mark an “X” after each persons name for every sincere thank you they give for one week.  Here are some ideas you can suggest. “Thank you for doing a chore”.  “Thank you for the delicious dinner.”  “Thank you for your great attitude.”  “Thank you for not complaining.”  “Thank you for doing that without being asked.”  “Thank you for working so hard.”  “Thank you for loving me today”.
  2. Make a concerted effort to compliment one new person at work every day this week.  (Be careful with the opposite sex for obvious reasons).  Find unique things, not compliments that they might receive all the time.

What other suggestions do you have for thoughtful gestures to add to your every day life? Please share in the comments below.

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I know I have been very absent and I’m not going to address that right now.  I just want to talk about “stuff”.  Do you have it?  Lately I’ve been watching a lot of YouTubers who downsized to living in a Sprinter Van.  They sold or gave away nearly everything.  I admire that.  I thought I was ready to do something like that… and one day I do hope to be.

We recently moved from 10 acres, 3 outbuildings and a 1700sf house to a single garage and a 1200sf house.  We are getting ready to downsize again to a single garage and a 700sf condo.  I guess it is happening in stages.  But as we pack it is a bit overwhelming to look at all the stuff that owns us.  We still need to declutter! We have kitchen gadgets, one set of dishes plus 6 plates, a trunk and several boxes of memorabilia, only one bookcase of books, an upper coat-closet worth of games, 2 sets of sheets for each bed, etc.  I really thought we were living pretty simply.  But when I think about even living in an RV, I just don’t know how we would get rid of everything… Furniture, no problem.  I’m not attached.  Photos?  Old letters?  Not so much.  At least not yet.

Anyone else have these 1st world problems?  What helps you get rid of the clutter?  Comment below!