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

Author Unknown

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chapter 7, Page 24, Book 14


Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear.

Just like the rainbow, my life is colorful, fun filled and never dull.  Life is beautiful like the colors of the rainbow.  Rainbows represent hope, renewal and inspiration.  

Hope is one of those things we take for granted while we have it, but when life turns pear shaped, and our minds and hearts are encased in fear, we cherish it all the more.  And surely as the rain does stop, the rainbow comes out and reveals an ever present brightness that was always there. The rain always stops at some point. The troubles in our lives don’t continue forever. 

Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep believing, the dream that you wish will come true

Life is like a rainbow and so is the human spirit!  Both filled with different colors.  Brilliant, calming, unusual and of course dark.  Friends can be like a rainbow too. Coming to your rescue after a storm and helping you to see the world is truly beautiful.  When I spot a rainbow in the sky, I always stop, and look, and reflect in awe at one of nature’s miracles.

Rainbows appear after mighty storms, when things look their worst. Just when the sky is darkest, out of heaven a rainbow appears and we see the colors of rainbow.  Whenever it rains and the sun shines, I hope to see this beautiful band of colors in the sky, and the sight of one never fails to cheer me up. Personally, I believe rainbows are a symbol of hope, and the meaning associated with each color adds more significance to this colorful band. There is red for courage, orange for vitality, yellow for justice, green for life, blue for perseverance, indigo for intuition, and pink for our new tomorrows.

Don't miss all the beautiful colors of the rainbow looking for that pot of gold.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chapter 7, Page 23, Book 14

Life is…

Life is like a turning wheel: you can't always be on the top. Sooner or later you wind up on the bottom.

They do say there is a circle of life. Relationships end, and new relationships begin, or are renewed. Time keeps moving whether you want to or not.

 When we are suffering, we may get through it to rise again in hope. Happiness will be regained, but the wheel also continues to turn. The cycle is repeated, and such is life.

We cannot help but ride the turning wheel of our lives, shaped by thousands of relationships, events and circumstances far beyond our capacity to understand, much less control, but even so we are also part of what turns the wheel of our lives in the first place.  We are the turning wheel and the hands that make it spin.  We are always part of life, always making countless differences, big and small,  but we can never truly control life no matter how hard we try.

Life's a wheel of fortune and it's my chance to spin it. … 

We all get to make the choices in life as to how fast we want that wheel to spin, or how slowly.  I d like think that at this point in my life the wheel is turning slowly.  I love life in the slow lane.  It gives me more time to enjoy the view.  

I had a boss one time that was very fond of saying the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Meaning that the loudest complaints get the most attention.  There are definitely times I’m squeaky.  The point I try to get across more than anything is we were meant to enjoy this life and be thankful for it.  To rejoice in each day we have !

Time is like a wheel. Turning and turning - never stopping. And the woods are the center; the hub of the wheel. It began the first week of summer, a strange and breathless time when accident, or fate, bring lives together. When people are led to do things, they've never done before. On this summer's day, not so very long ago, the wheel set lives in motion in mysterious ways.

Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Chapter 7, Page 22, Book 14

 Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast.

Douglas Adams

The grapefruit illustrates the fact that there are different areas in one’s life.  All areas of our life are important, but sometimes we need to focus on one more than the other.  Just as our finances, values, attitude, priorities, thinking, relationships and commitments are all parts of life, our faith is sometimes like sugar on grapefruit! Sugar does not change the grapefruit to an apple, it just makes it more bearable!

There is a lot more juice in grapefruit than meets the eye. 

Author Unknown 

Taking only one day at a time or one problem at a time makes life easier and more enjoyable.  Keeping the segments of our work life and home life separate is a good idea too.  

Every part/segment of our lives is important but we need all of them to have a full life.  Each segment comes together to make a whole.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Chapter 7, Page 21, Book 14

Life Is Like A Roller Coaster. Throw Your Hands Up And Enjoy The Ride

Just like a roller coaster is designed with hills up and down, and sudden turns, the same goes for our lives. Life has its ups and downs...but it's your choice to either scream or enjoy it.  It doesn't matter how up and down, fun or frightening, suspenseful, thrilling, sickening, or costly life's ride might be, when it comes to a stop... most people will beg, like a child leaving a roller coaster, to be given JUST ONE MORE minute of it.

 Everyday can bring new challenges, new peaks and new valleys.  We stand in line to start our day, just like we stand in line to ride a rollercoaster. When the day is over we end up, pretty much in the same place we started, just like when we get off a roller coaster.  The thing is that we get to enjoy the ride in between.

When something bad is happening and I just want to get off,  I remember that it won’t stay bad forever because I’m on the amazing ride called life.  Don’t fight it, ride it.   If I make a decision to enjoy the ride regardless of how I feel, in other words, whether I like it or not, I seem to enjoy it. Time seems to pass much more quickly and life doesn't seem so bad after all.

like this world, with all of the ups and downs of the rollercoaster, it is right where I am supposed to be.  As I ride, I can't stop smiling, and find myself laughing spontaneously, while I raise my hands in the air, feeling the rush through my body as it goes up and down.  I accept the ups and downs, and love the anticipation of what's next, the excitement about the unknown and the overall giving of myself to the experience. Saying ‘yes' to life is like going on the biggest roller coaster ride of life 

Life is like a roller coaster, live it, be happy, enjoy life

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Chapter 7, Page 20, Book 14

Life is like a party. You invite a lot of people; some go, some join you, some laugh with you, some didn’t come. But in the end, after the fun, there would be a few who would clean up the mess with you. And most of the time, those were the uninvited ones.


I do believe that we should celebrate every day and when you’re celebrating, you have a party!  One thing I know for sure is that you need people in your life in order to celebrate.  The only party I know of that one has by themselves and that’s a pity party and believe me those parties are not much fun at all.

 You invite a lot of people into your life. Every day we meet new people and become friends.  Or maybe it is your family, parents, sibling, cousin or aunts or uncles.

Some are fun to laugh with when you need that in your life.  Makes you happy on a cloudy day.  Then you have those that you thought maybe you could count on that forget to even show up.  Most of the time when you need them the most.

Life is for celebrating when you have the right people and the right attitude.   This is why it is so important to pick the people you want in your life that can help you shoot higher, laugh louder and look forward to tomorrow. 

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance. 

Author Unknown

Not all parties are good ones.   Have you ever had a party where the food just didn’t turn out the way you wanted it too?  That is like inviting the wrong people to the party, negative people are like a party crasher.  It’s when you get the right party goers coming to your life party, that the fun begins.  

Life's a party. Invite yourself. 

Gary Johnson

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Chapter 7, Page 19, Book 14

Life is like a 1,000 page book. You want to quit halfway through, but then you realize you have a lot left to look forward to.


 Every chapter in the Book of Life defines our character and tells us who we are.  Some tell of tragedy, others of triumph.  Some chapters are dull and others are exciting. The key to being a success in life is to never stop on a difficult page, to never quit a tough chapter.

I write my book here in my blog every day.  Each chapter is a month, each page is a day and the book is the year. I love filling the pages with good thoughts to carry me through the day, but that is not always the case  as there have been some sad things I’ve written about too.  For the most part I try always to keep it uplifting as I do believe that what we think about is what we become.  Since we have the power to make our days better, we would be foolish indeed if we didn’t do it.

Each day is a new page. May your book be a bestseller with adventures to tell, lessons to learn and tales of good deeds to remember.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Chapter 7, Page 18, Book 14


Life is like a canvas. It begins blank and every day is like another brush stroke.  Make it a masterpiece!


Each morning, we are given the gift of 1440 minutes. It comes in a package wrapped with a ribbon of infinite possibility. You may think, as you are presented with it, that you know what it contains, but the reality is, it is truly a surprise. Each moment is ripe with possibility and it takes only one tweak of thought to change what you find when you open it.

Like art, each life moment is sacred and special, worthy of admiration and gratitude. When you choose to see your life as extraordinary, it becomes extraordinary. No one else but you gets the chance to make your life beautiful.

It begins blank and every day is like another brush stroke.


In life, we  all have to create and start over and start once again, everyday. If we look at each day as our blank canvas, that is waiting for us to take a risk or to make the first stroke and we can only wonder what will we create in the end.  All of our experiences, good or bad, will only help to deepen the colors and make our strokes bolder.

Remember that here are many stages of creating a great painting or a great life. We must have the courage to take a step, make a mark or take an action even when we do not know what the outcome will be.

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. 

Danny Kaye

PS:  I hope you are not getting bored already with these Life Is thoughts because I’ve found enough different ones to take me all the way through the middle of August.  I’m having fun in searching for and finding all the different comparisons there are out there.