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

Author Unknown

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Chapter 10, Page 19, Book 14



Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.

Harry Hepner

In our busy lives, it's easy to let the small moments of joy pass us by and to always be looking ahead, looking back, looking over our shoulders. In fact, those small moments of joy are the basis for wholeness, fulfillment, and growth.  Happiness awaits us in every moment of each day.  It’s often the little things that mean the most.

Life isn’t perfect, but it sure is good.  When I get up every morning and take a good look around in a way that takes nothing for granted, everything is extraordinary.  Every day is a gift.  Never treat life casually. 

We need to appreciate where we are  each moment of our lives as it’s where we need to be in order to get to where we want to go tomorrow.  Don’t let the past and the future steal your present.

Life is always better when you’re smiling.  Think of all the beauty that remains around you, see it and smile.  Be thankful for all the small things in your life, because when you put them all together you will see just how significant they are.  At the end of the day, it’s not happiness that makes us thankful, but thankfulness that makes us happy.



The three things I’m thankful for today:

2141. for little things that make a big difference
2142.  for Sunday dinner with some of my family
2143. for the sales on meat I found at the grocery store this week

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. 

Thich Nhat Hanh

4 comments:

Mevely317 said...

Beautiful, Ma. I don't know if you enjoy 'country' music - but this reminded me of Trace Atkins great song, "You're Gonna Miss This."

My own momma never tired of reminding us, 'every day is a gift.'

jack69 said...

Oh yes to the a post and a big AMEN to this:
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh

What a great thought, and simple.
Nice sunny day here!!!

betty said...

I like the things you are thankful for today Ma :)

So true that every day is a gift for us to enjoy!

betty

TARYTERRE said...

LOVE this quote, "where we are each moment of our lives as it’s where we need to be in order to get to where we want to go."