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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Chapter 10, Page 16, Book 12



FOOD FOR THOUGHT

God didn't promise days without pain,
laughter without sorrow, sun without rain,
but He did promise strength for the day,
comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

Disappointments are like road bumps,
they slow you down a bit but you enjoy
the smooth road after they're gone.
Don't stay on the bumps too long. Move on!

When you feel down because you didn't get
what you want, just sit tight and
be happy, because God is thinking of
something better to give you.

When something happens to you, good or bad,
consider what it means -- don't be sad.
There's a purpose to life's events, to teach
you how to laugh more, or not to cry too hard.

You can't make someone love you,
all you can do is be someone who can be loved;
the rest is up to the other person
to realize your worth.

What the heart gives away is never gone... 
It is kept in the hearts of others.
Remember that great love and great
achievements involve great risks.

Secure a special place in your heart.
A certain place only you can enter.
There will come a time to find yourself,
and only your heart will show you the way.

The measure of love is when you love without measure.
In life there are very rare chances that you'll
meet the person you love and who loves you in return.
So once you have it don't ever let go,
the chance might never come your way again.

It's better to lose your pride to the one you love,
than to lose the one you love because of pride.
We spend so much time looking for the right person
to love or finding fault with those we already love,
when instead we should be perfecting the love we give.

When you truly care for someone, you don't look for faults,
you don't look for answers, you don't look for mistakes.
Instead, you fight the mistakes, you accept the faults,
and you overlook excuses.

Never abandon an old friend. You will never
find one who can take his or her place.
Friendship is like fine wine,
it gets better as it grows older.

Author Unknown 


Five rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred.

2. Free your mind from worries.

3. Live simply.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less.


This is My commandment,
that you love one another as I have loved you.
John 15:12 

6 comments:

jack69 said...

Good 5 rules at the end. As I read something, there is always a part that jumps out at me. This time it was:

It's better to lose your pride to the one you love,
than to lose the one you love because of pride.

What a deep statement, and I have witnessed that very thing, because of pride. Shame.

Love and a little cool here!@!!

linda m said...

Thank you for these inspiring words. Sure wish I could learn to free my mind from worries.

That corgi :) said...

I like those five rules to be happy; and they are so simple to do too!

enjoy Tuesday Ma!

betty

Kath said...

Great post Ma and every word so true.
Have a Terrific Tuesday.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Rose said...

I agree with Jack....very inspiring words indeed.

Chatty Crone said...

You know Pam I have been studying about this - and the commentaries say that if you love God you will love others - if you don't do you really love God? Interesting.