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

Author Unknown

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Chapter 12, Page 29, Book 11

Every day is Christmas 

When you have the kind of mind,
That stores up all the goodness and the sweetness it can find
 When you don’t need an occassion, 
To spread a bit of cheer, 
But just keep on a-giving, 
Of yourself throughout the year.

Every day is Christmas,
 With a gaily wrapped surprise, 
When you’ve learned 
To see the friendship, 
In someone else’s eyes. 
When you try a little harder, 
And complain a little less,
Holding fast to all the fervor 
Of the faith that you possess.

Every day is Christmas, 
When you’ve found that you can be
 More concerned with words like you 
And less with I and me.
 When it’s fun to do a favor, 
And to lend a helping a hand,
 When being understood means less, 
Than when you understand.

Every day is Christmas, 

With a beauty deeply cast, 

When you find it doesn’t matter, 

If you’re first or if you’re last. 

When you can face your conscience, 

And be glad of what you are, 

Then every day is Christmas, 

With a stable and a star.

Author Unknown


On the Fifth Day of Christmas..

December 29th: Day Five Five golden rings 

That’s rather extreme. But family is golden, As I’m sure you’ve been told, and they’re your lifesavers, when you’re young or old. So one lifesaver is better than 5 rings. Well, I got out of that one! I’m getting good at these things. 

Today is Thankful Thursday and I'm always thankful for my family.  Life wouldn't be half so grand without them for sure.  
  
We’ve all heard of the Golden Rule – that ethic of reciprocity which instructs us to treat others as we might want to be treated. Someone recently sent me this list of Golden Rules for Living.   The logic is simple and refreshingly blunt. You might tack this up on your refrigerator. It applies to young or old.

Isn’t it true that very often the best advice is the most basic, too?
 

The Golden Rules of Living
 
If you open it, close it.
If you turn it on, turn it off.
If you unlock it, lock it up.
If you break it, admit it.
If you borrow it, return it.
If you can’t fix it, call in someone who can.
If you value it, take care of it.
If you make a mess, clean it up.
If you move it, put it back.
If it belongs to someone else and you want to use it, get permission.
If you don’t know how to operate it, leave it alone.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
If it’s none of your business, don’t ask questions.
If it will brighten someone’s day, say it.
If it will tarnish someone’s reputation, keep it to yourself.

There is one thing that money can't put a price on and that is friends and family. True friends, and close family are there for you through thick and thin, good days and bad. They offer support when it is needed, make us laugh, share a cry, and fill our lives with joy and a feeling that is priceless.

'On Ya'-ma

5 comments:

peggy said...

It is really nice to visit you this morning. Here at my house it's just me and Walker and my coffee. There is a fine snow falling and I am enjoying catching up with you.

jack69 said...

This one is a real winner. Every day is Christmas, I love reading. The Golden rules of living I have not read and LOVE 'em.
Have a blessed day!!!!
Sherry & jack (cooling it in Florida 56, and warming up!)

TARYTERRE said...

LOVE the Christmas poem and The Golden Rules of Living. So true about family and friends being the glue to hold you together, the lifesavers to see you through difficult times. What would we do without them? Take care.

Elizabeth said...

I Love it! Thanks for your nice comments on my blog, the new furniture arrangement does feel cozy,I have enjoyed it this afternoon!

JeanJournal said...

When I think you couldn't get any better, ma, You AMAZE me again! Great post! Blessya! ~ LOVED THE TWO POEMS! ~ Jean(Rome Georgia Girl(living in Calhoun)~ HAPPY NEWYEAR!!!!! to a precious lady.