thats the term i decided best fits what i experience most of the time. its how my brain processes thoughts. its more intense at times, less intense at other times. thought spawns thought in a fast sequence of images, often leading to an image branching out into multiple sequences in different directions, all of which my mind tries to follow. being of a logical persuasion, i tend to try to follow sequences to their end conclusion, to see if its a plausible idea or not. but with such rapid fire viewing, it can be overwhelming and hard to stay focused. its a wonderful thing when exploring a new concept or idea, because it like having warp speed to cover much ground quickly. but it can be a nuisance when trying to accomplish a task, or series of tasks, because i can get waylaid so easily by distractions.
a good example of this just happened, as i try to assemble my thoughts for this post, i am asked if i can help do a quick task. no problem to do that, but now my thoughts are incorporating his agenda as well as mine, and im wondering if i should help since its so hot and humid out, and we had a big garage sale yesterday which was hard on him because of the heat and humid air. still, after helping i sit back down to write, and just then cinnamon goes into one her loud alarm barks because some dog is walking on her street illegally. now im startled and a little miffed, because i have to go make her stop, or be mentally invaded by her attempts to run the other dog off her street from behind the glass door. mind you, im not irritated at these things – except for cinnamon startling me – but now my mind is also watching for cinnamon to go back to the door and watch for the next lawbreaker, and watching for the beau to maybe need me. im collide o scoping, even as i write this. i have to work to maintain my focus for this task, less i lose the train of thought i want to convey. i may anyway.
sometimes i waylay myself, and find myself wandering off when im supposed to be paying attention to what im doing or listening to. i get bored in the time it takes to breathe. when most people can block out the sounds of barking dogs, noisy children, jets, sirens, cell phone conversations, and the like, i hear them like they are part of the presentation. speaking of trains of thought, i stopped for a moment to view the msn homepage, and what was featured there but a series of 21 stunning train trips. i left my train for these for a moment, and now am having to work to get my train back on track and moving.
i will wrap this up for now, as this is about as long as i can write before i get fidgety and squirm in my chair. i have ADHD, in case you hadnt guessed.
i googled this, to find out what was out there on the subject. i found this very good article –
We’ve all heard the saying ‘laughter is the best medicine’ and like most of these sayings it has some truth in it. The positive effects of laughter and a sense of humor cover not only the psychological but also the physical and the lifestyle aspects too. Humor and laughter are infectious and can bring people together and make them forget their troubles and one of the best tools to maintain a positive outlook and good health.
Laughter has an obvious and powerful effect on the body – and is not only a result of happiness and humor but also a cause of it – making it self sustaining (which is only a bad thing if your at a funeral or in a lecture). These positive effects of laughter can be explained by the fact that it triggers the release of endorphins and serotonin which are the feel good hormones that create feelings of euphoria, love and happiness. Laughter also works through a psychological phenomenon known as ‘facial feedback’ whereby pulling a certain expression can actually cause you to experience the corresponding emotion. Thereby the simple act of smiling from laughing can raise your mood. Finally, the fact that laughter is contagious means that you can almost ‘contaminate’ yourself, causing an endless cycle of laughter that eventually leaves you doubled over and struggling to catch your breath… As well as triggering endorphins however, laughter also suppresses stress hormones to further increase your good mood.
Furthermore though, there are also some physical and very positive effects of laughter than actual result in internal changes to your body. Firstly, laughter relaxes the body by overriding stress and anger so relieving tension – an effect that can last for up to 45 minutes after. One area that doesn’t relax however is the stomach, which works overtime to cause your hyena like belly laugh (which would be where the term comes from). If you’re looking to sculpt yourself a six pack then, laughter may just be the most fun way to do so. The aforementioned endorphins can also suppress pain making laughter a great pain killer as well as a great antidepressant.
The positive effects of laughter also extend to health benefits that can prevent serious illness. This includes an improved immune system which it achieves by increasing immune cells and antibodies to strengthen its ability to cope with viruses and disease. This effect augments the lack of stress hormone which also provides a boost to the immune system and makes laughter a viable form of combating a variety of viruses and almost antibiotic-like in its effect. Laughter also protects the heart by improving the function of blood vessels, encouraging blood flow and over time improving cholesterol and blood pressure thereby helping to prevent heart attack, heart disease, or other circulatory system diseases.
Laughter is also correlated with mental health and has many social and interpersonal benefits. With all these benefits, laughter is an antidepressant, pain killer, workout, stress reliever and a great way to make friends and strengthen bonds. And best of all – it’s free!
Source: Health Guidance
so far we have only had one person call and look at the house. it would be a little discouraging if it werent for the confidence i have in my God, that He has the perfect buyer for the house, and is bringing the buyer very soon. my realtor doesnt quite get it, but thats alright. meanwhile work continues to get busier for me, while the beau continues to work on getting some estate sales in the works. im looking very forward to that! it will be a lot of work, but most rewarding financially, as well as fun. its always good to work for yourself, i think.
i finally have some new inspiration for my photography. was feeling a little dry, but the biggest obstacle is lack of time and opportunity. nevertheless, we recently watched a delightful film called ‘urban explorers’. its a documentary about young people all over who like to explore the places man has built, and then abandoned or closed down and left behind. places like an old mental hospital in scotland, the catacombs in france, a well in the everglades that houses an old rocket engine – the largest ever built. it was fascinating, and the pictures they had from their expeditions were exactly what i have been wanting to do myself. i must find a way to pursue this. there are so many possibilities!
then the is the router we purchased. this opened up a whole world of films that we can watch for free on our TV, streamed from netflix. we simply ordered the disc for use with the PS3, and set the console for wireless access to the internet, and tada! we have ‘watch instantly’ movies available right in our living room. im so pleased!
one of the film we watched was ‘supersize me’. if you havent seen it, i recommend you do. it will really open your eyes.
the weather was rainy all weekend, so we didnt have a garage sale. neither did i set up a booth at the blue dome cafe. i was going to, but we had something come up that took precedence, and then i also decided that being gone all day wasnt going to work for me. i would rather put my photos somewhere i dont have to be myself. i may set up a booth in the antique mall instead. yes, i think i will.
the flowers are just flourishing this spring. i think its because there has been a real spring this year, as opposed to two weeks of nice spring weather, and then straight to unbearable heat and humidity. of course, we did have an F2 tornado blow through tulsa wednesday morning at about 5am. it missed my neighborhood by nearly two miles, but came very close to where i work. did some damage, as they always do. i think 11 people were killed over all. i am fascinated with tornados, but i dont like them to hit populated areas. not at all.
next weekend is the neighborhood garage sale event. we will set up for certain for that. we’re already ready for it.
This is special. Enjoy!
There is a place in the countryside with a field that has two horses in it.
From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing….
Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him.
This alone is amazing.
If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell.
Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.
Attached to the horse’s halter is a small bell.
It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.
As you stand and watch these two friends,
You’ll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse,
And that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk
To where the other horse is,
Trusting that he will not be led astray.
When the horse with the bell returns
To the shelter of the barn each evening,
It stops occasionally and looks back,
Making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.
Like the owners of these two horses,
God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect
Or because we have problems or challenges.
He watches over us and even brings others into our lives
To help us when we are in need..
Sometimes we are the blind horse
Being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives.
Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way….
Good friends are like that… You may not always see them, but you know they are always there.
Please listen for my bell and I’ll listen for yours.
Be kinder than necessary-
Everyone you meet is fighting
Some kind of battle.
Leave the rest to God