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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Chapter 7, Page 26, Book 11



Falling in love.
Laughing so hard your face hurts.
A hot shower.
A special glance.
Getting mail.
Taking a drive on a pretty road.
Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
Hot towels out of the dryer.
Chocolate milkshake.
A long distance phone call.
A bubble bath.
A good conversation.
The beach.
Finding a $20 bill in your coat from last winter.
Laughing at yourself
Running through sprinklers.
Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.
Laughing at an inside joke.
Falling in love for the first time.
Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
Your first kiss.
Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
Playing with a new puppy.
Sweet dreams.
Hot chocolate.
Road trips with friends.
Swinging on swings.
Wrapping presents under the Christmas tree while eating cookies and drinking eggnog.
Song lyrics printed inside your new CD so you can sing along without feeling stupid.
Going to a really good concert.
Getting butterflies in your stomach every time you see that one person.
Making chocolate chip cookies!
Spending time with close friends!
Seeing smiles and hearing laughter from your friends.
Holding hands with someone you care about.
Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.
Discovering that love is unconditional and stronger than time.
Hugging the person you love.
Watching the expression someone's face as they open a much-desired present from you.
Watching the sunrise.
Getting out of bed every morning and thanking God for another beautiful day.

I think we need to know how to separate the majors and the minors in life. A lot of people don't do well simply because they major in minor things. I like to major in only the best things in life like the things in the list above

Whatever the reason I've learned that it's a pure waste of energy and precious time to major on the minors. Many times we can major so much on the minors that we neglect the major issues in our lives. Don't let the little things take over your life.

We are all human and sometimes just say the wrong thing, knock something over, show up late... But if we get upset by these events, they can actually negatively impact our health.

Day in and day out little nuisance things happen to us, little things, you stumble, drop some papers, take a wrong turn, spill a coffee or lose your cell phone connection and you have a melt-down. In our busy and over-scheduled lives, little events have become big events. And when already frazzled, a truly large event now becomes completely unmanageable.

Take an inventory of what your major is in life. Just as we have our major subjects and minor subjects in college so it is in The University of Life. You can graduate with HONORS! It is up to you. Your grade will be given by your family, friends and last but definitely not least God our Father.

Life throws out small tests to get us ready for larger ones. There are just some things that will always be out of your control, no matter what you do. Learning to accept this and not try to control everything will help ease your stress.

Learn to LISTEN more. God gave us two ears and one mouth....hmmmm....mmmm.

Remember that the only thing you really have control over is the way you react to things that happen to and around you.

This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time.

You've heard the saying pick your battles. Things go wrong and getting upset about them doesn't solve the problem or make your day any smoother.

That's my 2 for this Tuesday - the best things in life and letting go of the small stuff.

Life is full of plusses and minuses, but my minuses are mostly plusses and my hardships are really no problem. And tomorrow, well, we will let tomorrow take care of itself.

Have a terrific Tuesday everyone!

'On Ya'-ma

Tuesday resolution:Take a quiet walk outside to clear your mind.


Sonya said...

Hey Ma. Reading your blog entries while stuck on interstate. Life had its blessings. LOL. Great entry on the majors.

Scrappy quilter said...

Such words of wisdom. I think as we grow older, we learn what is major and what is minor. I wish I would have known the difference much earlier in my life. Hope you've had a great day. Hugs

jack69 said...

Thanks again for good reminders.
Great entry.
Lvoe from NC
Sherry & Jack
On the road to the mountains in the AM!!!


I can relate to your list today. I got a little flustered earlier when I accidently knocked over a box of notebooks at the store. I reacted like it was the end of the world until a kindly gentleman happened past and helped pick them up. He told me the way they were stacked it's no wonder more didn't fall down. It instantly made me feel better. Nothing major after all.