It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Chapter 1, Page 28, Book 13
The 10 commandments for a long and peaceful life
Thou shalt not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities. Thou shalt not be fearful, for most things we fear never come to pass. Thou shalt face each problem as it comes. You can handle only one at a time. Thou shalt not cross bridges until you get to them, for no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this. Thou shalt not take problems to bed with you, for they make very poor pillows. Thou shalt not borrow other people's problems. They can take better care of them than you can. Thou shalt be a good listener, for only when you listen do you hear ideas different from your own. It's very hard to learn something new when you are talking. Thou shalt not relive yesterday, for good or ill it is gone. Concentrate on what is happening in your life today. Thou shalt not become bogged down by frustration, for 50% of it is rooted in self pity and will only interfere with positive actions. Thou shalt count thy blessings, never overlooking the small ones for a lot of small blessings add up to a big one. Today's Word
Freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility.
For the most part I do live a peace filled life. I really don't like it at all when someone or something tries to steal that peace away from me, so I try to make certain that in what ever circumstances I find myself in I can keep peace in my heart.
It's so very easy to become upset over what others say and do. But I try to never let others control my state of mind. You can imagine that with a large family like mine, there could be lots of things to fret over or worry about, but knowing that the good Lord is in charge, I do try to leave it up to Him to take care of things.
For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.