Thoughts Along the Way

Thoughts Along the Way

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Garden of Your Mind



My Grandmother always had a wonderful garden in our back yard. Tomatoes, collard greens, squash and other plants that I can’t quite remember.   

 

 As a very young girl I enjoyed watching her work the soil and place the seeds she’d saved from a previous harvest, tenderly into rows of tiny dirt holes.  I particularly enjoyed watching as the little seedlings peeked through the soil and grow into plants. When I became a little older I would assist her to the best of my ability. She worked consistently and tended the garden daily. We as her family were rewarded by my grandmother’s efforts with an amazing array of colorful vegetables. Perhaps I was somewhat biased, but her vegetables always seemed larger and brighter than any I’d ever seen. 


My Grandmother taught me that to get the best results from a garden; you must plant only the best seeds. 

This is also true for the garden of your mind.


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“Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.” Norman Vincent Peale  author of The Power of Positive Thinking


 

“Your mind is like a garden: Whatever you plant will grow.Your thoughts are seeds you’re planting.They produce, each after its kind.

And you, just like a gardener,Can choose which seeds you’ll plant.And by the choice of seeds you sow, You choose the harvest you will reap.” Charles David Heineke Author The Garden of Your Mind
 





 
Peace from ORah


 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Make “You” Number One this Year




Make “You” number one this year. It is so easy to focus our time and energy away from ourselves.  Our jobs, caring for family members, etc can be very demanding and stressful. Staying healthy during stressful times is challenging. Stress in and of itself takes its toll on your mind, body and spirit. Disease and physical ailments thrive during times of stress.  


To remain healthy it is important to take time for your self - - away from stressful events. 


Everyone relaxes differently. For some, listening to good music is relaxing. For others enjoying a peaceful tranquil scene is relaxing.  Know what makes you feel good – and honor that.


To remain healthy it is important to nourish your self – with great healthy foods. This does not mean you have to become a vegetarian. Although becoming a vegetarian is not a bad thing. This means feeding your self foods that provide sustainable energy and fuel for cell regeneration. There are many superfoods  out there like EgyptianRenewMoringa  -- which contain a powerhouse of plant based nutrients.  Adding these superfoods to your diet will help you to feel better and deal more efficiently with day to day stress.


You owe it to yourself to experience moments of joy each and every day. You owe it to yourself to eat healthy. You owe it to your self to make “YOU” number one.


 

Peace,  from ORah