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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Chapter 2, Page 17, Book 15

Why not just live in the moment, especially if it has a good beat? 

Goldie Hawn

February 17th - Tomorrow Is Not Promised

Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, they serve some sort of purpose; teach you a lesson, or help figure out who you are, and who you want to become. 

You never know who these people may be: your neighbor, child, long lost friend, or even a stranger who, when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment that they will affect your life, in some profound way. 

And sometimes things happen to you, and at the time they seem painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize, that without overcoming those obstacles, you would have never realized your potential strength, or your hearts desire.

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, as well as experiencing sheer stupidity; all occur to test the limits of your soul. 

Without these small tests, whether they be events, illnesses or relationships, life would be like a paved straight flat road to nowhere, safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless. 

The people you meet who affect your life, and the successes and downfalls you experience, create who you are, and even the bad experiences can be learned from; in fact, they are probably the poignant and important ones. 

If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them; for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart... 

If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love, and opening your heart and eyes to things you would have never seen or felt without them. 

Make every day count. Appreciate every moment, and take from it everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again... 

Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high... 

Hold your head up, because you have every right too. Tell yourself you're a great person and believe in yourself... for if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you either. 

Author Unknown

I recently heard some very wise words, If you want to have more time, live one day at a time.  

Create your own life and then go out and live in it!
  Live Each Day As If It Were Your Last… 
Tomorrow is Not Promised.

Author Unknown



I agree with you that we are tested by circumstances everyday. How we choose to respond to them makes a big difference. I like the quote you have at the end of your post, "Live Each Day As If It Were Your Last… Tomorrow is Not Promised."

betty said...

So true that nothing happens randomly to us and everything has a purpose. Sometimes its difficult to figure out what it could be (and we may never this side of eternity) and sometimes its difficult walking through those hard times, but in looking back, we do seem to grow a bit more, trust a bit more, love a bit more.


Elizabeth said...

I love this and so very true !

jack69 said...

Again, words of wisdom. Yes, I do believe people come into our lives for a purpose, most are even enjoyable.
I like that also, about more time. It makes sense..
Love from here, and I wish I could pack up some of thie 81* weather and send it up.

Think how sweet Spring will be!