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

Author Unknown

Monday, October 21, 2019

Chapter 10, Page 21, Book 19

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much

Helen Keller

October 21st. - were stronger together

The truth is that there is stresnth in numbers.  Two can always do better than one.  The say the more, the merrier and its true.  Togetherness is an important aspect of life. It unites us, gives us security , much needed support and a sense of belonging, To belong is to be cared for and to reciprocate that caring, It is a willingness to extend our identity to a group of people or to an experience.

Togetherness can be explained as a state of being close to people whom you share a strong bond of love and affection.  It plays a key role when it comes to building teams at work, or while playing sports.  It is the essence of human life,.  It shows how important it is to stay connected.  

Having others in your life whom you know you can trust helps to make sense of who we are.  It can help shape our lives by sharing.  The love, emotional support and positive energy of others can help us and make us happier . Together we have the strength to over come most any challenge that comes our way. What we do together can make the world a better place.

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.  A dream you dream together is reality.

John Lennon 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Chapter 10, Page 20, Book 19

Time is money

Benjamin Franklin

October 20th - grab the moment 

Time is the most valuable coin in your life, You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent.  Be careful that you do not let other people spend it for you.

Carl Sandburg

Time equals money is one of the great laws of labor.  The less time you waste, the more you can get done and the more money you can make.  But that does not mean we need to work all the time.  There are some things that are more important than money such as our family and our health.  We cannot work to the point where we forsake aur health and time spent with family. For me, time is more valuable than money. You can use your time to make money, but you can’t buy more time.  

Each day has only 24 hours, nobody has any more than anyone else.  Every single minute is unique and once gone can never be regained.  We hear people say I don’t have time to do that, But truth is, we make the time for what we really want to do.  If you want the time, you will make it so.

Each day another 24 hours is deposited into each of our bank accounts.  We get a choice how to spend these hours and must decide how much we give away.  Some waste these hours by letting tham slip away.  We all have a choice how we will spend our days.  If time is money then money must be time.  

There are times when it is better to have more time than money.  We each must decide how much our time is worth.

Remember:  Lost time is never found again.

Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Chapter 10, Page 19, Book 19

Gratitude lifts our eyes off the things we lack so we might see the blessings we possess.

Max Lucado

October 19th - what it means to be blessed

The best things that have ever happened to me have not been the result of anything I have done.  Some might say that is luck.  I call them blessings and in some cases miracles.

Tom Krause

Most of the time, when folks say they’ve been blessed they really mean circumstances have occurred that make them happy .  Don’t confuse happy with blessed.

To be blessed, is to know that place of no striving.
To be blessed, is to know that place of rest and dignity
To be blessed is to know that I am loved by a gracious Creator, and that I can own and celebrate my identity .  Knowing that it and it alone is enough.

When you’re feeling blessed, it’s time to count your blessings and be thankful for what you have.  Being thankful is a must the way I look at it.  When you are thankful, you feel blessed.  

Being blessed is a condition of the heart and a frame of mind.

Erin Rhone

Friday, October 18, 2019

Chapter 10, Page 18, Book 19

A smile is the beginning of peace

Mother Teresa

October 18th - the journey of a smile !

Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your life around it.

Brian Tracy

Another famous saying from Mother Teresa is  smile five times a day at someone you really dont want to smile at; do it for peace.

Peace does begin with a smile but gets better with kindness.  Without a beginning , there is no end. So let us all begin our journey of peace with a smile .  No matter what is the object for the smile, Just smile. 

Happiness is a choice , no matter  what situation we in, whatever circumstances are around us.  We can find a way to be happy and positive.  Life iw 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent of how you react to it.  

A positive attitude is a descision that we make, so decide to be positive.  The simple act of smiling has more power in helping others than we can imagine.  Bringing love and peace though our willingness to smile helps others feel loved.

We need peace  ourselves in order to give love as a gift to others. We can help one person at a time by starting with the person nearest you.

Let go of what you cant control.  Serenity will be yours.

Author unknown

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Chapter 10, Page 17, Book 19

Good advice is one of those injuries which a good man ought if possible to forgive, but at all events to forget at once.

Horace Smith

October 17th - the best advice lies in the eye of the beholder, not yours

Never miss a good chance to shut up. 

Will Rogers

 Sometimes the best advice you can give is not providing any at all. It’s better to be a good listener than to give advice that no one follows.  When someone is having problems, we can't help but reommend a solution, to give some advice.But when people open the door of their confidence, tread carefully. You could jeopardize their trust by jumping in too fast to a conclusion.  When people want to talk to you, it’s because they want to do the talking.  Listen, don’t give advice, don’t take over.  Just listen

Our advice is only useful in one case, when someone asks for it.  Even though our friends share situations they are facing, they don’t mean they are looking for advice.  Don’t jump to  conclusions.  

Listening can be more effective than any advice.  Lending an ear can mean everything and having someone you can lean on is very comforting.

The people sensible enough to give good advice are usually sensible enough to give none.

Eden Phillpotts

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Chapter 10, Pag 16, Book 19

Be so completely yourself that everyone else feels safe to be themselves too.

Author Unknown

October 16th - be happy with who you are

Dont try to impress people.  Always be yourself.  

Bella Thorne

I think when we’re happy with who we are, we don’t need to try and be someone else to impress others.  Our confidence in ourselves will give others the confidence in us to feel comfortable.

If we don’t love ourself, how can we expert others to love us?  How we treat ourselves will directly impact how we treat others.  There is nothing real about being fake and there is nothing fake when you are real.  

Dont change so people will like you.  Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.  


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Chapter 10, Page 15, Book 19

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.

Charlotte Bronte

October 15th - don’t judge

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

Mether Teresa

I’ve never been a good judge of people and would never attempt to judge another.  It’s not my job.  I leave that up to someone who knows better than I do.  I believe I am not beter than anyone else just as they are not better than me.  We were all created equally and are equally loved.  We are unique and all have something too offer.  

Judging others, especially for things that do not concern us, only ever makes things worse.  I used to think one of the gals in our circle was very stuck up and thought she was too good to help out when it was needed.  turned out I was terribly wrong and as it turned out she was one of the most down to earth and most helpful people, I’d ever known.  I learned to stop judging , we don’t gain any points for proving we are better than someone else, but can better our life from learning from others.

We judge without even thinking sometimes.  Our opinions are based on our past experiences.  We tend to believe that what worked for one of us, must work for others.  The problem is that after a few experiences we believe we know it all and have earned the right to judge.  We become over confident about our abilities and think lowly of others.  

The important part is to be humble.  Think about it, if you have learned so much from your own experience, imagine how much  more you can learn from others. So take it slowly, make it a point to think at least once before forming an opinion of someone.  It’s a toxic habit we need to stop in it’s tracks.  

Tragedy is that our attention centers on what people are not, rather than on what they are and who they might become.

Brennan Manning