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Stretch Your Brain

Stretch your brain. It's a use it or lose it kind of thing. Queenisms are original jolts of inspiration from authors Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff.
She decided to learn something new that would stretch her brain and help her shake off the winter blah’s. It could be something big or small – like learn to ride a horse, take a writing class, plant a garden, grow a rose, train for a race, read poetry then write her own, get a brand new haircut, change her hair color or watch YouTube and learn how to do all of the above for free. It was spring and adventure was in the air. – Queenisms™
Your brain, and for that matter, your imagination, is a use it or lose it kind of deal. Sometimes by mid-life we’ve been scraped up, a little tattered and we’ve contracted in our thinking. We’ve retreated to a smaller, presumably safer space in our heads. We’re here to say that you’re not safer. You’re in more danger. You’re in danger of losing one of your most precious gifts; the gift of hope. Your imagination is the thing that lets you hope for more. Hope fuels your adventurous nature and gives you the courage to venture out and expand your world. But we need to nurture hope. This spring, let’s all shake it up a bit and try something new. This doesn’t have to be expensive or elaborate. Take a walk when you usually don’t. Add whipped cream to your morning coffee for no good reason. Buy a box of water colors and let yourself paint something that no one else can understand. Skip vacuuming for just one day. Plant a tiny tree and dare to believe it will grow long past your lifetime. Call and old friend and have the courage to say “I miss you.”
What will you do to shake it up? Let’s start a list and inspire one another.

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2 Responses to “Stretch Your Brain”

  1. 2funky4words says:

    I want to be creative again. I hid in depression when my Mama died 4 years ago. She was my rock. But she would have not wanted me to disappear inside of myself. She would have said ” go for it !” Thanks to your Queenisms, I feel revived ! Watch out, World ! Here I come !

  2. Teresa Draper says:

    Waking up the brain and shaking up my spring: Good post. I’m joining a once a month support group for MS patients in my area. I found out about from a lady that I met at a lecture given by my new neurologist. I have taken my dog for two walks through the woods across the street from my parents so far. We stay on a path that leads to the subdivisions pool. The walk isn’t long, but it’s challenging with my new cane and balance issues. I loved walking in the woods as a child and I still do. Although I have many upcoming therapy sessions, doctors appointments, and other obligations, I intend to get myself a library card and visit the library at least twice a week to indulge my fascination with periodicals and research some items from my ex-husband’s grandmother’s journal and my own ancestry. These are my spring and summer brain fog horns!

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