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

Author Unknown

Friday, March 13, 2009

Chapter 3, Page 13, Book 09

A Friday Fable…

A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them.
She said "I don't think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat."
"Is the man of the house home?", they asked.
"No", she said. "He's out."
"Then we cannot come in", they replied.
In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. "Go tell them I am home and invite them in!" The woman went out and invited the men in.
"We do not go into a House together," they replied. "Why is that?" she wanted to know. One of the old men explained: "His name is Wealth," he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, "He is Success, and I am Love." Then he added, "Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home."
The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. "How nice!!", he said. "Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!" His wife disagreed. "My dear, why don't we invite Success?" Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: "Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!" "Let us agree to our daughter-in-law's advice," said the husband to his wife. "Go out and invite Love to be our guest."
The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, "Which one of you is Love Please come in and be our guest." Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also got up and followed him.
Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: "I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?" The old men replied together: "If you had invited Wealth or Success. The other two of us would've stayed out, but since you invited Love. Wherever He goes, we go with him.

Proverb for Today

The right word spoken at the right time
Is as beautiful as gold apples in a silver bowl.

Proverbs 25: 11

Good Morning !

It is my favorite day of the week once more and the happy dance is about to begin. I can say once more I did it! I made it through another work week!

Haven’t we all had someone say something to us at one time or another where all the sudden just like a light bulb – the light came on. Sometimes I get so lost in my thoughts that I can’t see my way clear of a situation and then someone else hits it right on the nail.

That’s the blessing of having good friends and family around. We need the opinions of others to help us make the right decisions sometimes.

Kind and gentle words are a blessing too! In a world so full of hurt and hate it feels so good to have someone say something nice and kind.

When we are sad or lonely a loving word just brightens up the day.

I’ll be thinking about what I say to others today. May my words be as apples of gold to those that hear them.

A Blessing for Today

May you have the hindsight to know where you've been
the foresight to know where you're going
and the insight to know when you're going too far

‘On Ya’-ma

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him

Leo Aikman


a corgi said...

loved that fable, Ma; I think I'm going to print it out to share with some friends; so true about getting the wisdom of others when faced with circumstances, dilemmas, etc; that's why I always enjoyed mentoring and being mentored and that's why I think its neat when churches have mentoring especially for young married couples to pair with an older couple whose been through a lot; so true with using words wisely; so many Proverbs refer to controlling that tongue of ours

enjoy the day and the weekend ahead!


Jeannette said...

What a wonderful story, thank you my friend.

Joyce said...

I loved the Fable...and yes, I can understand why today is your favorite day...hope you have a lovely weekend...hugs and love,

scrappy quilter said...

Words, apples of gold. That's my desire too Ma. Sometimes it's difficult, yet working on it each day makes it easier I think.

More wonderful words of wisdom.

Kathy said...

Love that last saying from Leo Aikman. So true. Have a wonderful weekend Pam.

Kath said...

What a wonderful story.I am happy it is Friday and you can take that well earned rest for the weekend.You deserve it so so much.Thankyou for the lovely words you post which so inspire us all.Have a wondeful week/end.I hope the weather is kind to you.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Janie said...

Very nice entry with a good ending. :) God is love and the greatest of all is love. TY for sharing. I bet you really are glad that Friday is over; I would be. :) Hope you have a blessed weekend. God Bless, Janie