What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in one thousand years? The letter M
Did you guess the correct answer? Throughout this article I’ve placed riddles to guide your brain to expanding and thinking of the correct answers. In the comment section after the article, send me your answer and let’s see how you answered the riddles. Let’s have some fun while growing our brain.
Proverbs 31:25-26 She is clothed with strength and dignity: she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom; and faithful instructions is on her tongue.
If you are looking for the secret to growing your brain and sustaining its balance for many years , this article is for you . If you enjoy humor in your learning, this article is for you. If you want to tell a joke or two to keep friends laughing while learning, this article is for you.
Many years ago my grandmother had a beautiful English-ivy plant she was growing. She had a small leaf and put it into a Mason jar. When we would visit her, the plant was twice as large as the previous visit. Soon she had many jars of ivy in her home. Every room in her home was decorated with ivy plants. They became a great conversation topic when guest would visit.
One day I asked my grandmother if I could have a piece of her ivy to grow at my house. She gladly jumped off her sofa and clipped me a piece of one with her scissors. She said be good to the plant and give it plenty of water and talk and tell jokes to the plant. Well my grandmother was an unpaid comedian. I said under my breath “ talk to a plant, I won’t do that” She was kind, lovely, CEO, doctor,great chef, hard worker, psychologist, social worker, human rights and animal rights activist (her life message was to be kind to those less fortunate) those were unofficial titles she wore. She had given me guidance on growing an ivy.
Several weeks passed and I noticed not much growth had occurred with my ivy. My granny asked me “ how’s your plant coming along?” I told her it’s growing a little bit. She said “it should really be doubled the size of when I gave it to you”. Many mornings I would run off to college, I would quickly water the plant and turn off my lights, returning 6-8 hours later. My mom told me I was killing the plant by not following her mother’s guidance and I had given the plant too much water and not enough light. She said “ mother told you how to grow and care for this plant “ she know what she’s talking about. My dad just said “ well it’s obvious you don’t have a green thumb neither do I”.
Weeks later, an unexpected knock on our front door, yep you guessed correct. It was my granny. She said she was in the area and thought she’d stop in and see how things were going. Later as she was starting to leave she said “ oh, let me see your ivy, I know it’s full and green”. She entered into my bedroom and screamed “ oh my Lord, the plant is almost dead, you haven’t taken care of it , it hasn’t grown at all”. She began to say” little plant I’m here to help you grow. I’ll get you back up and at it.” She started singing a song only she knew the words to and being gentle to the plant. My granny returned the next afternoon and repeated the process of all the guidance she had light hearted given me months previous; saying to the plant, “you’re a good plant, I think a small aspirin will make you feel better (she broke a aspirin in half and placed it into the ivy water) you’re beautiful, gently stroking the leaves and you’re gonna grow and I’ll put you into a full pot , you’ll be growing down the walls pretty soon. “ She even told jokes to the plant, like ; “one night , a King and Queen went into a castle. There was nobody in the castle, and no one came out of the castle. in the morning, three people came out of the castle, who were they?
I watched my granny do more with the growth of that ivy in one week than what I had done in two months. She really did have some secrets on how to grow things. She quizzed me over all the steps to helping my ivy grow. She said ok , “now you try it , remember to give it light as well as handle it with a light touch. “ Before long I was talking, singing and playing the piano to the ivy plant. I could see her turning her head away from me occasionally laughing and wiping joyful tears from her eyes as they rolled down her cheeks. She told me with most things in life , it’s the same process of growing ivy, I could hardly believe the growth of my plant a month later. But the lesson was that my granny was giving me smaller life lessons on human survival skills that I needed to develop and to be ready for the larger growth opportunities in life. She would say, “whatever you want to do or be , put it into your brain and make it happen.” Her brain growth secret – Be good and kind. Get plenty of water (be thirsty for growth). Keep a sense of humor and engage with people.
These were valuable tips my grandmother shared with me over thirty years ago. As I sit here to begin writing this article, I wanted to keep her spirit alive and pass her message forward. It is our hope that healthyhustleandheart has provided you with healthful, spiritual, wellness and meaningful content. Please like , leave a comment on your thoughts and suggestions in the reply section, and share this article with others to promote wellness throughout the world.
Guide to growing the brain:
^ Be good and kind -get plenty of physical exercise and keep the brain stimulated. Example : what belongs to you but is used more by others?
How can a man go 8 days without sleep?
^Plenty of water (nutrients) – good nutrition can help the mind and body. A proper combination of healthy food can sustain the balance of the brain providing many years of valuable usage. Be careful not to over hydrate. That can be harmful instead of helpful. Example : “what does a brain do when it sees a friend across the street?”
Socialization – being brain engaging and increasing awareness. Being present in the moments, laughter, humor, don’t allow everything to be too serious. Recreational activities are just as important as physical activities. Be sure to incorporate them into your life style. Example : “ I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest man can’t hold for 5 minutes. What am I ?Social Connection Makes a Better Brain – The AtlanticThe Atlantic › health › archive › 2013/
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