It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Chapter 1, Page 17, Book 13
Forget about the days when it's been cloudy, but don't forget your hours in the sun.
Forget about the times you've been defeated, but don't forget the victories you've won.
Forget about the mistakes that you can't change now, but don't forget the lessons.
Forget about the misfortunes you've encountered, but don't forget the times your luck has turned.
Forget about the days when you've been lonely, but don't forget the friendly smiles you've seen....
Forget about the plans that didn't seem to work out right, but don't forget to always have a dream.
The start of a new year always brings a sense of expectation. We hope things will work out for us, hoping to change something in our past or we resolve to try something new. Here we are already past the midway point of January. It's time to think about how we are doing with those resolutions.
It seems to me that radical sweeping changes rarely work, but one small positive change can make all the difference. Today is a fresh start and a new beginning. Nothing matters more than what happens today.
I try to set little goals each day here at my house. Today I would like to clear up the kitchen counter tops that have accumulated too much stuff and maybe finish up a project that I started before Thanksgiving last year.
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.