Laughter The Best Medicine

Laughter is the best Medicine. We have heard this term for years and yet we sometimes forget how very important it is for us to have laughter in our lives.

Scroll 7 in our readings from Og Mandino he writes “I paint this day with laughter, I frame this night in song.  I enjoy today’s happiness today.  It cannot be saved for the morrow.  And with my laughter, all things will be reduced to their proper size.  Each day is triumphant only when my smiles bring forth smiles from others.  Laughter is one of natures greatest gifts.

The ladies and I, shown above framed our night in song and dance. We enjoyed today’s happiness today.  With laughter, we spent the two days learning new Line Dances and embraced one of natures greatest gifts.  Laughter and smiles were the keynotes of the two-day event.  We have the gift of laughter and it is ours to use whenever we choose.

Do you cultivate the habit of laughter?  Please comment below what you do that creates smiles and laughter in your world.

Love and Harmony,

Joan

Week 25 MKE Are You Pretending?

What am I pretending not to know?

Last week on Thursday I had surgery for Carpal Tunnel on my right hand.  I am right-handed.  “Wow,” you say.  Yes, I have to say it has been a challenge.  I started out “I cannot brush my teeth”.  But I did not even try first.  I was pretending to think I couldn’t do it before I even tried.  So many things came up that way and finally, I just told myself.  “I know how to do it” but doing it with my left hand made it challenging, then, I began to get creative as to how I could do it.  So many things:  start the car, brush my hair, eat, cut my food, open jars, writing (well that may take a little extra time)  You get the idea of what I mean, if not, just try to use your non-dominant hand for a day.

This applies to so many things that we try to do in life.  Take starting a new business and keeping records becomes a challenge.  What am I pretending not to know?  In reality, you know better than anyone else what needs tracking and what does not.  Put together a financial statement.  Gather information for tax records.  The “how to” becomes easy.  This is where you are pretending not to know.

Then there are sometimes, in life, we are pretending not to know.  Or even telling ourselves “I don’t know what to do”.  I find myself saying that to myself.  But now I stop that line of thinking and decide to figure out what to do and take care of  the matter.  I feel better about myself taking action.  I see this question as a way to take hold of the situation and tackle it.  Just a simple question asked at the proper time will bring success.

What am I pretending not to know?   Do you like it?  I invite you to comment below.

Peace and Harmony,

Joan

 

 

Week 23 & 24 MKE 3 Laws Of Least Effort

Applying the Law of Least Effort means living each day with Acceptance, Responsibility, and Defenselessness.

 “I practice acceptance. Today I accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur.  I know that this moment is as it should be because the whole universe is as it should be.  I will not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment.  My acceptance is total and complete.  I accept things as they are in this moment, not as I wish they were.”

When I first began to read this daily and more than once a day, I felt myself pushing against the circumstances that I thought needed to change.  I didn’t realize how much effort it took to right the wrong I felt was happening.  My mind was so engaged in making it right, I couldn’t see beyond that.  My family is very dear to me, this was a family imbalance and I wanted relief.

It took practice, lots of practice, but gradually I began to embrace acceptance of the things that I considered bad and could not change. What I found out in the process was that the more I accepted and became grateful for these seemingly bad things prayer messages began to appear.  Relief began when I prayed, not for what I wanted, and instead prayed for what the universe was showing me.  A peace came over me.  The peace of acceptance and assurance.

Looking back now on that very difficult time I can tell you my life has changed to give up the struggle and embrace acceptance.

It is my prayer that we can all embrace the difficult challenges with acceptance and give up the struggle.  We have more to offer others when we do.

In Love and Harmony,

Joan

MKE Week 22 & 22a Create New Pictures

Hannel writes:  “Mental attitude is our personality and is composed of the thoughts which we have been creating in our own mind: therefore, if we wish a change in conditions all that is necessary is to change our thought; this will, in turn, change our mental attitude, which will, in turn, change our personality, which will, in turn, change the persons, things and conditions, or the experiences with which we meet in life.”

“If you do not like the pictures, destroy the negatives and create new pictures; this is the art of visualization.”

“Our exercise for this week is to concentrate on the Truth.  Nothing can permanently stand in the way of your perfect success when you learn to apply the scientifically correct thought methods and principles.  Silence offers an ever-available and almost unlimited opportunity for awakening the highest conception of Truth.”

I am creating new pictures and as this change is occurring in me new avenues of opportunity have opened up.  Each day a new adventure.  The law of substitution is changing my thought life, taking truth into my time of silence.  I am destroying the old negatives.

You can do it too.  Spend the time to visualize the new pictures of the way you want your life to be.

I can be what I will to be.  In Love and Harmony

Joan

 

 

 

MKE Week 20 We Live The Life We Choose

What am I pretending not to know?  What would the person I intend to become do next?

Master Keys Lesson 20 clearly states “Thought necessarily precedes and predetermines action; action precedes and predetermines condition.  Thinking is the true business of life, power is the result.  You are at all times dealing with the magical power of thought and consciousness”.

“What results can you expect so long as you remain oblivious to the power which has been placed within your control?  What we are depends upon what we “think”.”

What am I pretending not to know?  That I can control my thoughts?  That my thoughts predetermine my actions?  Does that thought predetermine my conditions?

Perhaps the power of thought and consciousness of that thought results in living the life I choose.

What would the person I intend to become do next?

The person I have the power to become is Whole, Perfect, Strong, Powerful, Loving, Harmonious and Happy.

In Love and Harmony,

Joan