Thursday, September 26, 2013

Neuroplasticity


Three nights ago, I heard from a friend that she was reading my blog. In jest she was calling me a Pollyanna and was “sick of all my dreamy stories.” Continuing with her comedy bit, she suggested I switch things up a bit and write about porn. So here it goes...

 P.O.R.N. (Positively Optimistically Render Neuroplasticity)

(O.k. my 7-yr-old daughter just walked over and read my screen and started singing “Porn in the U.S.A. I was Porn in the U.S.A….” Look what I will do for my readers.)

P.O.R.N., Neuroplasticity is a science that proves that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains.

I have been living in my happy bubble, but yesterday it popped. It started by listening to gossip. Then digging further into that gossip. Then believing that gossip. Feeling overwhelmed about the gossip. Then suddenly, I was in a dark hole feeling helpless.

Since I let all that crap in, yesterday went like this; I woke up and had a ridiculous fight (about NOTHING) with my husband in which I was signing so fiercely (He is Deaf) that I scratched a huge gauge into my forehead. I then called out an acquaintance on Facebook, for lying and all it did was made me feel bad about myself. I went to grab milk for the dinner I was making for 20 kids, and my debit card strip wouldn’t run through their machine, so I had to go to my car and scrap up change and in turn held up the entire line. I got home late last night and finally had time to eat my dinner, but as I was moving the plate from the kitchen to the table, it dropped!

I know that if I wouldn’t have let-in all that negative talk and I wouldn’t have let it fester inside my head, my day yesterday would have been much different.

We need to choose our thoughts carefully and only take-in what will P.O.R.N. If we don’t, we will continue to have bad days. Pollyannas will annoy us, instead of inspire us and our happy bubble will be harder to blow back up.

On those inevitable bad days, when the migraine sets in, take the advice of Louise L. Hay from her book You Can Heal Your Life and masturbate that pain away, she advises it’s a surefire solution and I believe it falls under P.O.R.N., so it’s a Win. Win.