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

Author Unknown

Friday, April 18, 2014

Chapter 4, Page 18, Book 14

It's Up to You

One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream.
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.

One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal.

One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room.
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.

One step must start each journey,
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.

One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what's true.
One life can make the difference,
You see, IT'S UP TO YOU!
Author Unknown 

Today’s focus:

Give up giving up----hang in there!

Faith goes
up the stairs
love has built
and looks out the window
which hope has opened...

Charles Spurgeon

The value of one can seem so insignificant in the grand scheme of things but when we think about one positive word of encouragement, one positive goal, one precious new life, we realize that one can make a tremendous difference for good.

 When we hang in there, we are practicing the God given characteristic of perseverance

There is no challenge too small for someone who is rooted in faith. There is no time that is too hard, because those with faith keep their ideal outcome in mind and know that they are stronger than their circumstances.

The number one reason to never give up is we don’t know what will happen next.  We can’t know what the next minute, hour, or day will bring. And maybe if we hold on and keep trying, it will be the turn for the better we were waiting for.


jack69 said...

Nice to thing of the big ONE in us instead of the BIG I in us. Yes we may not seem to, but we do count, one at a time..... It all adds up!


I had never heard IT'S UP TO YOU. LOVE it.

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betty said...

I like that It's Up to You, because it is up to us a lot of times with our attitudes on how we deal with things; yep, we definitely don't want to give up!