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

Author Unknown

Monday, March 16, 2009

Chapter 3, Page 16, Book 09

The Guy in the Glass

When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you King for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that guy has to say.
For it isn't your Father or Mother or Wife
Who judgment upon you must pass.
The feller whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the guy staring back from the glass.
He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,
For he's with you clear up to the end,
And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.
You may be like Jack Horner and "chisel" a plum
And think you're a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you're only a bum
If you can't look him straight in the eye.
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the guy in the glass.
Author Unknown


As water reflects your face,
So your mind shows what kind of person you are

Proverbs 27: 19


I do hope your weekend was a good one. I had a great one as we had some sun and warmer temps. It is very unusual for us this time of year. St. Patrick’s is tomorrow and the forecast says 60 degrees and mostly sunny. Very often we have a big snow storm around this date.

I’m just thankful for the blessing and enjoying it for sure. We cannot outguess the weather. None of knows what tomorrow will bring so we just try to do the best we can with what we can when we can.

In doing a little search on our Proverb for today I find that the word mind and heart seem to mean the same thing here. One translation uses one word while another translation uses the other.

If our hearts/mind are aimed at something which God gave us a heart for then we will do it well. If we are not doing something from the ‘heart’, then we are easily discouraged.

So if we wonder why we feel discouraged maybe it is because our hearts are not in it at all. A simple life doing what we love is much better than a rich life with a ton of headaches.


May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

The rains fall soft upon your fields and,

Until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand

‘On Ya’- ma

Since you have to do the things you have to do,

be wise enough to do some of the things you want to do.

Malcom Forbes


Jeannette said...

The weather is lovely today here also. The trees are starting to bud, this is the time of year I love. Just wish I felt better, the antibiotics have done nothing for my ears which still feel awful. Oh well, at least we have the doors and windows open. Happy week my friend.

Kath said...

Its cool here Ma,too cool to garden as yet.Glad you were able to do some cleaning up in your yard.Not to worry when the sunshine does decide to arrive like you,I shall definately make the best of it.Gardening and Sat on the beach probably and thinking about you at your camper (hurry up please)he-he.Have a lovely day today.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Hollie said...

It's raining here this morning. I hope we have a beautiful weekend this weekend since I will be off. It has rained here since Friday. I hope you have a wonderful day, & I hope the snow is over with in your area.

Sandra said...

Its 46 here today already, finally some nice weather and I noticed some daffodils are up about 5 inches already... sure hope we don't get any more snow

scrappy quilter said...

Glad you had a nice weekend. So did I. The weather is warming up here, the snowing is melting and I quilted a whole lot on the weekend.

More great words of wisdom.


Alice said...

Hi Pam. Good proverb & it's so true. You'll have sunny days again before you know it. Have a great week :).....

Sybil said...

Glad to read Ma that the weather has got a lot better for you and pray that the late snow storm stays away this year..At last the spring has really come to the us here in the village of Box (and all around us !!) The daffs are all out the entry into Bath is awash with their colour. Even the early cherry blossom is out on the trees...mind you stil cold at night we had a little white on the roof this morning, but soon went when the sun got to work.
Much Love Sybil xx

Joyce said...

So happy you had a nice weekend. Weather here...overcast, slow drizzle, all weekend...and it is still going on...LOL Your words are always wise and well taken...hugs and love...
Joyce Cassie) said...

I love that Irish blessing. I am ready for Spring myself.
I hope you have a good week ahead.