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

Author Unknown

Monday, September 24, 2012

Chapter 9, Page 24, Book 12

Happiness consists more in small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.

Ben Franklin 

By Author Unknown

You have heard of possibilities. But have you heard of availabilities? If possibilities describe that which could be, then availabilities’describe that which already is.

An old story tells of a tourist who paused for a rest in a small town in the mountains. He went over to an old man sitting on a bench in front of the general store and asked, Friend, can you tell me something this town is noted for?

Well,the old timer answered. I don’t rightly know ‘cept that it’s the starting point to the world.
Excuse me? said the newcomer.

Yep, the old man continued. You can start here and go anywhere you want!

Many people don’t believe that. They feel hopelessly trapped in their life. They do not believe they can go anywhere they want. Their options are limited to ‘availabilities.’ They consider what is available and discard their choices in discouragement.

Other people believe that they can start from where they are and go anywhere they want. Their options are limited only by their imaginations. They consider what is possible and pursue their choices with vigor.

Perhaps you are feeling stuck… not so much in a physical location, but in a situation. Or in your life! If so, maybe you have you been confusing availabilities and possibilities.


linda m said...

Thank you for a very thought provoking Thought for the Day.

Chatty Crone said...

I think that is true - but when one is down it is so hard to believe you can have a choice. I like the quote on top - the real happiness lays in the small things not the big ones.

betty said...

I like this Ma; I need to look for more possibilities and focus less on availabilities. Thanks for sharing this today! May the day be a godo one!


jack69 said...

WHAT A GREAT THOUGHT! The starting point!!!

Love it, U B Good!
Cooler here in NC

Sr. Ann Marie said...

What a great reflection. Love that story--and it's so true!

Kath said...

Anything is possible.Have a great day Ma.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

~mel said...

So true ~ Life is what you make of it, and the possibilities are only limited to your imagination. Great post:)