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

Author Unknown

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Chapter 3, Page 21, Book 09

Remember that today is all we have
Remember today that you are alive.
Sometimes we tend to forget.
You have a purpose that is all your own.
No one else is you.
You have dreams and hopes and desires.
Listen to your heart for a while.
Remember today all the blessings you have.
There's beauty in every direction you look.
Enjoy the abundance that is already yours.
The world is a wonderful place and you're here.
Remember today that you get what you give.
Your world is a mirror of your inner self.
Love will be yours when you give it away.
Remember today that life is creation.
As long as you live you can always contribute
your own special voice.
Remember today is a special time.
Make the best of it while you can.

Proverb for Today

Those who do right only wish for good
But the wicked can expect to be defeated by God’s anger
Some people give much but get back even more.
Others don’t give what they should and end up poor.
Proverbs 11: 23-25

Ancient proverbs are usually short statements that give advice or express some truth about human behavior. Wisdom and common sense were important in all ancient cultures. One who has true wisdom also will have understanding. This especially applies to spiritual things

As I’m on a quest here seeking wisdom for today and tomorrow I’ve found out so much more than I anticipated. To be wise we often need to listen to the advice of others and to understand what is being said it helps to put things in context with everyday living.
Common sense is one thing that is often lacking in our world. Here are some helpful steps I found

Think about what you are doing or what you plan on doing. If something feels not right about it, well, then there is something wrong about it
Wonder what it is that you are doing and why, is it important enough for you to have to maybe end up feeling guilty
Think. why am I doing this and what for? That's when common sense comes in to save you (And by the way you can feel it). If you still have doubts, go somewhere to be by yourself to think and to ask yourself, is this what I really want to do
If you decide that it is wrong, don't do it, just say, NO! To yourself or to who ever it is. It is ALWAY'S OK to say NO
If you decide it's right after considering EVERYTHING, then it must be right. You can have a clear conscious and go for it

Today’s Blessing

May brooks and trees and singing hills

Join in the chorus too,

And every gentle wind that blows

Send happiness to you.

Irish Blessing

‘On Ya’ - ma

Kind hearts are the gardens,

Kind thoughts are the roots,

Kind words are the flowers, and

Kind deeds are the fruits.

Take care of your garden

And keep out the weeds,

Fill it with sunshine

Kind words and kind deeds.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Joyce said...

Great entry...hope you have a lovely weekend...hugs!!!

Kelly said...

Good Saturday morning! I read over this entry very carefully. These words are just what I needed for this weekend, so thank you! Hope your having a great day so far. :) Love, Kelly

Kathy said...

Such good advice. I don't know how you do it but you always manage to have great advice in so many ways and you have something new and fresh everyday. Keep up the good work. I for one really enjoy reading your blog.

Rose said...

I enjoyed the Ancient proverbs!

Hugs, Rose

Hollie said...

What wonderful full of knowledge! Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a great day!

scrappy quilter said...

More wonderful advise. Don't you just love proverbs. There is so much wisdom there.

Jan said...

Coffee for me please ,great entry as usual ..if it feels right ,do it ,my thoughts exactly Jan xx

Janie said...

Very nice entry. TY for sharing and looking up the quotes. Yes, just one today. :) Hope you have a blessed week. God Bless, Janie