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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Chapter 8, Page 2, Book 11


We never get what we want, We never want what we get, We never have what we like, We never like what we have. And still we live and love, That's life...

Have you ever been in a hurry and buttoned up a long overcoat with lots of buttons and when you were done, found out that the coat was uneven? When you don't get the first button in the right hole, all the rest are out of sequence too, right?! That's a parable about life. Just like the overcoat, so many other things in life will be out of whack as well if our priorities are not right

It's true that we don't know what we've got until it's gone. But it is also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives...

Comparison will always leave us feeling like we don't measure up. We can try to do more and be more, yet it's never enough. It is so easy to think that if we had more or knew more, we'd be secure. But the truth is, even people who have it all still struggle with feelings of insecurity

Let’s try very hard not to let our worries about the future, drive our joy from the present. Living each day as it comes truly does help us to do that.

You can try to predict all you want but you never know what will happen in the future. The only thing you can do is learn from your mistakes and keep on moving forward.

That is my 2 for this Tuesday - Priorities and insecurity

If our priorities in life are right then we will find security.

I hope your Tuesday is a TERRIFIC one!

Tuesday resolution: open your eyes to what is around you, slow down and observe


Hollie said...

Your entries are always right on the mark! Thank you for taking the time to make them! So helpful in every way. Makes you stop & think about a few things!

I hope you have a wonderful day! I'm off in search of more tomatoes this morning.


So true about comparisons leaving us feeling like we don't measure up. But we can't let it bring us down. We've got to move forward like you said. Everyone has feelings of insecurity no matter who they are or what they've got.

Rose said...

Yes, very important to get our priorities right!

Great post!

jack69 said...

This is a great entry, and so true. I like the opening lines, We try to understand life, but mostly we must learn to accept it for what it is, either mental torture of fun, I prefer fun!