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

Author Unknown

Friday, November 21, 2014

Chapter 11, Page 21, Book 14

You cannot be grateful and bitter.
You cannot be grateful and unhappy.
You cannot be grateful and without hope.
You cannot be grateful and unloving.
So just be grateful.

Author Unknown

Whenever you're in need of encouragement, instead of waiting for someone to come along and lift your spirit, try being a refresher. Bring a little fresh air into another person's life, and you just might find that the invigorating breeze blows back your way.

Delight in Simple Things

Learn to like what doesn’t cost too much.

Learn to like reading, conversation, music.
Learn to like plain food, plain service, plain cooking.
Learn to like fields, trees, brooks, hiking, rowing, climbing hills.
Learn to like people, even though some of them may be different from you.
Learn to like to work and enjoy the satisfaction of doing your job as well as it can be done.
Learn to like the songs of birds, the companionship of dogs.
Learn to like gardening, puttering around the house, and fixing things.
Learn to like the sunrise and sunset, the beating of rain on the roof and windows, and the gentle fall of snow on a winter day.
Learn to keep your wants simple, and refuse to be controlled by the likes and dislikes of others.

Lowell B. Bennion

Today I’m thankful for:

2240. for our Cutie Patootie, it’s her birthday today !
2241. for pumpkin pies, they are good and I need to make them more often
2242. for the preparation for the holidays, it’s half the fun!

A little word in kindness spoken, 
A motion or a tear, has often healed a heart that's broken, 
And made a friend sincere.


jack69 said...

I can see why you are thankful for the little CUTIE!.

Love the poem, "Learn to" never read that before but so very true!
Lvoe from Florida We are warming upt to Florida weather.

betty said...

I liked that Delight in Simple Things poem. So true with the wisdom written there. The simple things are sometimes the best things!

Cutie Patootie is adorable! Happy birthday little one!


Chatty Crone said...

She is a cutie patootie - happy birthday to her.


Happy Birthday to Cutie Patootie. ENJOY!

Carol Z said...

I'm grateful you shared that little sweet one's picture. Hope it was a fun, fun birthday.