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

Author Unknown

Monday, November 17, 2014

Chapter 11,Page 17, Book 14

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

Denis Waitley


When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us.

The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've every had.

It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives. Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back!

Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours. It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

Don't go for looks; they can deceive.  Don't go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.  Find the one that makes your heart smile.

There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real!

Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy.

Always put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person, too. The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives. Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.

The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches. When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.

Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

Author Unknown 

Today I’m thankful for:

2228. for bananas, good to eat and bake with
2229. for homemade bread, mmmm good
2230. for an oven that still works

The present is the point at which time touches eternity.
 C. S. Lewis


Chatty Crone said...

I enjoyed your post. My favorite quote was the very first one - you can't travel to happiness, you ...
it is so true - it is right where we are if we look for it.

betty said...

I liked that happiness poem; especially the last part about dying smiling. That would be a life well lived!



I think it is important where happiness is concerned to try walking a mile in another person's shoes to understand a situation. makes for better people, like the poem said.

jack69 said...

Here it is said, the importance of happiness. I liked that we stare or look at the closed door and do not see the other. I KNOW that.

Love old CS LEWIS's quote.

We drove in rain on our day-out to get Georgia Pecans.... but we got 'em.
Bagged they make great Christmas presents.