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

Author Unknown

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Chapter 8, Page 1, Book 13




Brighten The Corner Where You Are

We cannot all be famous or be listed in WHO'S WHO,
But every person great or small has important work to do,
For seldom do we realize the importance of small deeds
Or to what degree of greatness unnoticed kindness leads
For it's not the big celebrity in a world of fame and praise,
But it's doing unpretentiously in undistinguished ways
The work that God assigned to us, unimportant as it seems,
That makes our task outstanding and brings reality to dreams
So do not sit and idly wish for wider, new dimensions
Where you can put in practice your many GOOD INTENTIONS
But at the spot God placed you begin at once to do
Little things to brighten up the lives surrounding you,
For if everybody brightened up the spot in which they're standing
By being more considerate and a little less demanding,
This dark old world would very soon eclipse the Evening Star
If everybody BRIGHTENED UP THE CORNER WHERE THEY ARE!

Helen Steiner Rice 


Specially blended just for YOU ...


There is only one corner of the universe
you can be certain of improving,
and that’s your own self.

Aldous Huxley

My little corner of the world is usually a happy place to be.  If it's not happy, I try real hard to make it happy.  There are days that sun just isn't going to show up here, and so I make my own sunshine!  Always remember that a smile can brighten any day. 

Deep down inside we all want to be happy.  Yet it always seems like it is just around the corner.  Sometimes it seems as if we need just one more thing before we can be happy.  The fact is we miss out on the chance to be happy when we're waiting for that one more thing.  We can't miss out on happiness by waiting for it.

There is no reason why we can't be happy with just what we have and right where we are.  We spend so much time either wrapped up in what has happened to us or what will happen to us we forget that we only ever really have one thing, the present moment.

If you want to be happy…be.

Leo Tolstoy


3 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I love and remember that song - I haven't sand it for awhile - I will have to do that today as I work around the house. sandie

TARYTERRE said...

I had never heard that Helen Steiner Rice piece before. Good advice.

jack69 said...

I remember singing "Brighten the Corner where you are" in Sunday School in the 1950's.

That is the way I was taught to live. I do not doubt that can make sunshine with your smile!!!
((HUGS))
Sherry & Jack