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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chapter 9, Page 27, Book 11

Monday is too stressful. Wednesday is already hump day. But Tuesday is YOU day: a day when you have the energy to do, or plan, something fresh and unexpected that might just turn your whole week around

Author unknown


One of the most effective ways to change your life is to change your attitude and mindset.  We all get caught up and forget to reflect on how fortunate we are. So take an hour and think about what you’re fortunate to have such as your family, food, shelter.and about what you’re fortunate to not have, it could be sickness or debt.

Every single day your life changes no matter what. Even if you go through the same routine over and over again, no two days are ever the same. Recognize this and even the days of adversity will become bearable because you know that good new days lie ahead.  We do need to plan some good into each day and make it one that could change the whole week around.

It is better to say nothing than to make a promise and not keep it

 Ecclesiastes 5:5

Promises are serious and there are strong feelings when they are made and broken.  We place a lot of value on being honest and having personal integrity.  We try with all our might to stick to our word, to follow through, to do as we say we will.  Making and keeping promises is one of the things that  separates good people from bad ones.

When we don't keep a promise to someone, it communicates to that person that we don't value him or her. We have chosen to put something else ahead of our commitment. Even when we break small promises, others learn that they cannot count on us

We are not only communicating all of this to others, we are telling ourselves that we don't value our own word. We think it is okay to let someone down, to say something we don't mean, or to fail to follow through on something we said we would do. Not keeping a promise is the same as disrespecting yourself.

 Keeping our promises is good for others and good for us!

That is my 2 for this week.  Turn your week into a TERRIFIC one and make a promise that you can commit to.

I hope that this TERRIFIC Tuesday YOU can make time for doing just what you love to do

'On Ya'-ma


BlueRidge Boomer said...

Thanks for the great post and the birthday wishes.....CityBoy gave me a triple decker hummingbird feeder...can't wait for next year's birds.....


That corgi :) said...

Agree with you about the promises, Ma. I remember making promises when the kids were younger and not always living up to them, so I made it a point not to promise unless I would back it up, but you are right, keeping a promise is a sign of integrity and of a good character!

And again, agree with you about changing attitude and mindset. It is sometimes hard to do, but we do have control of our mind and thoughts, so filling them with pleasant things and positive thoughts rather than negative is always good I do believe!

Enjoy your Tuesday!


jack69 said...

Hey thanks, again your blog is forwarded to someone important to me. It hits home and true as usual.

Love from Florida and thanks again!!


So many people today choose not to honor their committments. Living up to promises made is really important. You're so right about it showing a person that you value them. It can make such a difference. On the other topic you discussed. I agree, positive thoughts are a powerful healer. Have a great Tuesday.

Hollie said...

I agree totally about Promises! I have always told hubby & Colt that it is better to NOT make a promise than to MAKE ONE & NOT KEEP IT!!!

Jean said...

I agree with you a promise should be kept. I've been losing all my comments just hope this one will go're out there some Take care, Jean