It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, June 24, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 24, Book 19

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

June 24th -  get better, not bitter

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

Maya Angelou

Facing challenges big and small are a part of life and we need to trust that todaychallenges will be responsible for our growth. They should make us better not bitter.  

We cannot put an end to lifes challenges.  They come in all phases of life, no matter what your age is. The trick is to bounce back.  If you fall get up and try again.  Remember that its not what happens to you but how you handle it.  

The say that God doesn’t give us more than we can handle. He is always faithful and His promises are true.  We ourselves can handle very little on our own, but with Him nothing is impossible.  We just have to let go of that which we cannot do.  

 Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

John Wooden

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 23, Book 19

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it

Sydney J. Harris

June 23 - I’m not lazy, just very relaxed

Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.

Jane Austin

Sundays are my day to relax, refresh and renew.  I think it’s very important that we find some time to relax.  Life gets busier and busier and if we don't stop now and then to refresh and renew well soon burn out or ever worse, we get sick. 

We all need time to recoup and recharge our bodies and our minds. The time to chill out and forget all the demands of life sometimes feels impossible but it does make us feel more at ease and it’s good for us.

Taking time out for one’s self is not wasted time but critical for feeling rested, ready and happy.  What constitutes a time of relaxing varies from person to person.  What’s good for one is not good for all.

Relaxation is a necessity that is treated like a luxury.  Every person needs it.  No one can run on empty.

How beautiful it is to do nothing and then rest afterward.

Old Proverb

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 22, Book 19

Light tomorrow with today!

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

June 22nd- What we do today matters

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now now.

Napoleon Hill

Today is our opportunity to make tomorrow better.  What we do today effects tomorrow.  Not only for us but for those around us. And tomorrow won’t be better unless we make it a better today.

You are today the result of your thoughts yesterday, and the many yesterdays preceding it .  You are forming today the mold for what you will be in the years to come.

Robert Collier.

What we think about it, today is the result of our yesterdays, for the dreams of yesterday are the hopes of today.

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing our best today.  What we say or do today paves the way for what’s to come tomorrow.  So today is the day to do something good so it will show tomorrow.  

Each day brings new opportunities, allowing you to constantly live with love, be there for others, bring a little light into someone’s day.  Be grateful and live each day to the fullest.

Roy T. Bennett

Friday, June 21, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 21, Book 19

Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

June 21st - making memories

The moments we share are the moments we keep forever.

Author Unknown

I think one of the best thing about memories is that we can always make new ones.  When we think about our happy days in the past they bring a lot of joy so I like to try to make every day something to remember.  Doing something special that will make it memorable.

Great memories are the product of an interesting life experiences.  So take I take time to notice nature and the simple pleasures life has to offer. Slowing down and paying attention to what I’m doing.  I take lots of pictures and keep a journal.  

Life is short, live it.
Love is rare, grab it.
Fear is awful, face it.
Memories are sweet, cherish them…

Author Unknown

They say that some of the most memorable moments are the moments spent in laughter and I try to laugh a lot every day even if it is laughing at myself.

Every moment together with my family counts so making the most of the moments is important. Right now we are busy planing a family vacation.  It won’t be until wintertime this year, but it will definitely be something to remember.

Memories come one day at a time and before winter comes I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunities to make more.  I don’t do a lot but I do a lot with what the little bit I got.

We do not remember the days; we remember moments.

Cesare Pavese

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 20, Book 19

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

June 20 - almost summer

Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.

Albert Einstein

Today is the last day of Spring and tomorrow it will be summer.  So far we here in Northern Ohio have had lots of rain…all Spring…April showers began and forgot to stop.

Nature surely had us in mind when it comes to learning lessons We’ve learned to persevere and not give up hope.  We’ve learned that nothing is ever the same.  This has not been our typical Spring.  

I’ve learned, as have many others,  that we cannot fight mother nature, so we might as well try to go with flow.  Making our own sunshine when it’s needed.  Life goes on so we might as well go with the flow. Learn from the lessons and move on.  Remembering that no matter what storms are passing, beyond the clouds, the sky is always blue and the sun is always shining.

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 19, Book 19

Life can be one satisfaction after another life we let it.

John Schindler

June 19th - it’s not about having it all

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.  Its not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; its a day youve had everything to dao and youve done it.

Margaret Thatcher 

To be satisfied with something you are happy because you have gotten what you wanted or needed. 

Being satisfied and feeling fulfilled are what we all strive for.  It’s one reason we do just about everything. 

 I’m satisfied that I’m who I am and happy with what I have.  And I feel satisfied when I know I’ve done the best I can with what I’ve got.  That doesn’t mean that I don’t continue to learn and grow and strive to improve.  

It means that instead of focusing on what I don’t have, I focus on what I have and am thankful for it.

I look back on my life like a good day’s work, it was done and I’m satisfied with it.

Grandma Moses

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 18, Book 19

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts

Eleanor Roosevelt

June 18th - toss the would haves and should haves

Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.

Marsha Petrie Sue

Today is a brand new day and we have another chance, an opportunity to begin anew.  No since in worrying about yesterday and tomorrow is not promised.

It’s so nice to have a brand new day, clean and shiny and filled with hope.  Instead of lamenting on the life you could have had,  notice what you're grateful for.

Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have.

William Arthur Ward