It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Chapter 10, Page 12, Book 12
The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Between seedtime and harvest comes a time of waiting. After a seed is planted, the heat, moisture and pressure of the ground finally cause the outer hull to crack open. Then roots shoot down, digging their way through the ground. It takes time for this to happen, and it takes place underground. Above the ground, you can't tell anything is happening. That's the way our lives are.
Sow a thought, reap an act; Sow an act, reap a habit; Sow a habit, reap a character; Sow a character, reap a destiny
Today we are becoming what we will be the rest of our lives
By letting go of the past and taking care of today we provide for tomorrow or at least prepare for it.
You can't control the length of your life - but you can control its width and depth. You can't control the contour of your face - but you can control its expression. You can't control the weather - but you can control the atmosphere of your mind. Why worry about things you can't control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you. I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.