Tag Archives: short

Gratitude is Good For Your Health

Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, an expert in brain and mind health, once said, “If [thankfulness] were a drug, it would be the world’s best-selling product with a health maintenance indication for every major organ system.”


I so believe that to be true. Sometime life throws you a curve that you wonder how the hell you are going to handle it. You do in a couple of ways – major stress which is so detrimental to your  health or you show gratitude for the great things you already have and you will be surprised how well you handle a difficult situation.

Wisdom of the ancient dictate that events are just that Events, some perceived to be good or bad.  It is your belief about the event that upsets you, not the fact that it happened.

Here is a few short ways to handle situations with Gratitude


Write thank-you notes

Give verbal praise and say “thank you” more often

Give thanks at each meal

Change your perception – Its up to you t0 handle a situation the best you can

Be mindful of your nonverbal actions – smile or a hug

Prayer and/or mindfulness meditation – Grateful for, such as a pleasant smell, a cool breeze or a lovely memory.

Nightly gratitude ritual written down – This is an excellent habit to get into 

Spend money on activities instead of things – spend money on experiences.

Embrace the idea of having “enough” –  Minimalist lifestyle

Spend more time in nature and  barefoot

Try tapping – Glad I found this article cause have not done this in months (showed in video). This is well worth watching.


Here is a video, not a short one but one that could affect the rest of your life in a way you never thought possible.


Read more on this subject

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

All You Need To Know About The Airbus 380

Now this is not a short video. I am fascinated by airplanes and find the information in this video compelling. Some people, maybe no so. If you are interested in engineering in any form this is an informative and compelling video. Engineering at its best.

Leave a comment

Filed under Articles

Poem Friday – Short and swift

the Spider On my Porch

Author: Lesley Voth

I was sitting on the porch with a glass of wine one night
Fascinated, totally absorbed, intrigued with this amazing sight.

This beautiful creature was working so hard and so fast
To weave his web, every thread had a purpose, every thread right to the last.

Ready to caputure the unsuspecting prey,
So strong, so sticky, ready for them night and day.

Now he is working, weaving up and down till totally complete
Just a busy creature, his job no mean feat.

So when eventually I got out of bed in the morning, with coffee in hand
I went to inspect this creation, amazing work, so grand.

Well I was so relaxed on the chair, observing and totally in awe
At the intricate detail, the pattern and much more

There he was in the centre of this trap, ready for the unsuspected
Admiring his catch, already caught and tangled in the web it erected.

Unnoticed by me we were joined by the kookaburra bird.
In the tree, casting his eye,very still, totally unstirred.

Then with one quick swoop he flew past me and that spiders life did end
I was shocked,aghast, all that work,so many hours. What message did that send?

Trust me, nature always has one
Go have heaps and heaps of laughter and fun

Be happy, live the moment because life is a gift.
And like this spider it could be” short and swift.”


Filed under Articles