Good morning everyone,
Here we are on Friday once more.
Welcoming any newcomers who’ve stopped by this week and please feel welcome here. You are among friends and we’d love you to join in.
It being Friday, please do post on any topic you wish, provided it’s within community guidelines. Care posts are especially welcome but this is our ‘social’ day and an opportunity to share your wider interests.
I just wanted to add another point to my scam warning of several days ago about watching out for anyone vulnerable in our care who retains a measure of independence. They may not use the internet, but of course there are those approaches at the door or on the telephone. It’s easy to get confused when you become vulnerable. In days gone by, my own mum was repeatedly warned always to be extra careful and to ask us for advice first, but still managed to fall victim to a doorstep caller who scammed her out of several hundred pounds. It's really anger making that anyone can and will take advantage of those in a vulnerable position. All we can do is be vigilant. And that of course applies to ourselves and text scams, now that even the NHS is urging us to get in touch by text much more often.
This week I’ve been doing a bit of an experiment together with my daughter. I’ve had a long interest in quantum physics (on a very basic level I hasten to add), and I was reading up on the Law of Attraction. This is not solid science by any means but has somehow become attached to quantum physics and it says that by focusing on a particular goal or aim, you will draw that goal towards you. In a simple experiment we were asked to imagine one of two objects. I chose the first, a rubber duck, and my daughter (unknown to me until afterwards), chose the drum. We were asked to visualise these and imagine holding them, giving them a colour and shape in our minds. Then all we had to do was to sit back and see how many times a drum or a rubber ducky would appear in our lives.
The drum had limited success but popped up a total of four times in the space of 48 hours. But the rubber ducky……. oh dear, I am so fed up of seeing them now! Even after 48 hours they keep popping up all over the place, in shops, on tv in adverts and dramas; the list goes on. I’m quite quackers with it all! I'm sure it's only that we had focused our minds on these objects so we noticed them more, and not some mysterious force of the universe at work! It was fun though and the sort of trivial thing we often do together. I believe some people get quite serious about it though! Who knows? I may be missing something!
I do hope that your week went well and that there’s something to look forward to in the weekend ahead.
Looking forward to reading your posts!
Photo: Unsplash: Andrew Wulf