"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Thought for Thursday 1

I subscribe to TUT (Totally Unique Thoughts) which sends me a daily totally free-of-charge e-mail with a positive message with which to start my day - along the lines of "thoughts become things".

To quote from their "About" page:

"What We Believe
TUT (Totally Unique Thoughts) believes that everyone's special, that every life is meaningful, and that we're all here to learn that dreams do come true. We also believe that "thoughts become things," and that imagination is the gift that can bring love, health, abundance, and happiness into our lives.
What We Do 
Through our products and events we remind others as much as ourselves of life’s fundamental truths: that life is magical, that we are adored and powerful, and that dreams really do come true."

It is a free service, and I have to tell you that sometimes the little messages can be amazingly appropriate.  There are "Wordless Wednesday's" and "Friday Funnies" in blogland, so, I thought I'd start a "regular" posting - every so often on a Thursday - "Thoughts on Thursday" - to share those particular TUT e-mails messages that uplift, inspire and motivate me.  Sometimes, one can't see the wood for the trees.  Perhaps the thought of the day that I share may be just what someone else needs too?  :)  And putting them on my blog will also ensure that I have a spot to come back to in order to remind myself in those "grey" times - if, and when, I need to :)

This was what landed in my inbox recently.  

Misty winter sunrise.  I reckon there will always
be light in the darkness if one takes the time to

really look for it

"It's part of nature's checks and balances, Dani, that while there may be times when you think you can't even help yourself, precisely at such moments there will always be someone else nearby... that you can help, instead.

Which, I think you know, is actually one of the fastest ways to help yourself."

It reminded me of the passage from Luke 6:38 :

"Give and it shall be given unto you;  a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap.  For whatever measure you deal out to others, it will be dealt to you in return."

It's true - Sharing is caring :)


  1. Hi Dani - thanks for the link - a daily reminder of the power of thoughts sounds like a very helpful thing! I will give it a try :)
    Thanks also (belated, I'm afraid!) for kindly mentioning my blog in one of your recent posts. I just saw it this morning, having missed three of your posts when I inadvertently lost all my subscriptions and "following" links during the transfer of my lists from Google Reader. I think I'm all caught up now, and I'm so glad I saw your mung sprout post again, because it reminded me to start a jar...today!

    1. Quinn - You're very welcome. I reckon their serives is wonderful :)

      I read the blogs I follow on the Dashboard list - either the first couple of sentences appeals to me and I click on it, or it doesn't, and I don't.

      LOL - that was one of the reasons I reposted about Mung Beans now - for all those in the Northern Hemisphere. Why don't you also try growing some of your own...?


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