Food for Thought: Choose your ingredients- and your thoughts- carefully

A friend sent me a thought provoking blog post by her friend, artist Dreama Perry, about pooh cupcakes. That’s right. Pooh. Cupcakes.

Here’s the premise: If I offered you a cupcake and explained that there was just a bit of pooh in it- just a very little bit- would you eat it? Or maybe I present you with a luscious layer cake that had a few dead flies just on the edge. You could just pull them off and the cake would be fine. Would you compromise and let me serve you a slice?

Of course not! Even the littlest bit of something nasty can contaminate the whole of everything!

How often do you let a little fear, a little doubt, a pinch of insecurity, just a taste of worry and a tiny spoonful of “I hate my hips” spoil your outlook? Harm your relationships? Impinge upon your true life?

Thoughts, like cookies, have a way of landing on your hips, or shoulders, or mind- until you work them off           or  work them out   ~ Amy Tobin (yes, it’s true, I love quotes so much I am now quoting myself..yikes!)

There was a study on women’s attitudes toward food, involving French and American Women. They were shown images and asked to say the first thing that came to mind. One of the images was a gorgeous chocolate cake. The French women all said words that meant “celebration”. The American women said words that meant “Guilt “ and “ Bad for me”.

So here’s my question. Are your thoughts more like the French women? Or the American women? Are your thoughts healing? Or hurtful? You control those thoughts. Nobody else does. Negative thoughts take the same amount of work as positive thoughts.

If you drink too much from a bottle marked ‘poison,’ it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or               later ~Alice in Wonderland

Life is a constant series of choices. Whether it’s looking in the mirror, judging ourselves or others, being overwhelmed with worry or fear, or listening to the voice in your head, choose the good thing. Put down the poison….and don’t settle for the Pooh Cupcake!

 

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