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

Author Unknown

Friday, February 06, 2015

Chapter 2, Page 6, Book 15

Never play with the feelings of others
 because you may win the game but the risk
 is that you will surely lose the person for a life time


February 6th  - Love is that first feeling you feel before all the bad stuff gets in the way.

There are days that bad stuff does try to get in the way of our loving feelings.  I’ve found that keeping that loving feeling takes a lot of work.  We need to mix things up, be spontaneous, change how we do things once in awhile to keep the excitement flowing. Try new activities, new places, new friends. Learn new skills

We often forget that a hug or smile can make a huge difference to everyone around us.  The thing is that we need to act the way we want to feel.

I'm in love with beauty and things and 
people and love and being in love, and those things,
 I think, on the inside, show on the outside.

Gloria Vanderbilt

Feelings play a crucial role in determining our behavior. Our behavior toward other persons is determined by our feelings toward them. Obviously, we behave differently toward those we like than toward those we dislike.  If we want people to spend time with us, to like us, to confide in us, to value some of the things we value, and to try to make us happy, we must behave toward them in ways that create feelings of love toward us rather than feelings of dislike or anger. This holds true for any relationship in life.  

I often fail to understand why people do what they do and think it will make a better world.  All it does is cause sorrow and confusion.  So for today, and forward, I am asking everyone of you to join me,  to practice LOVING feelings toward everything and everyone.  It takes 21 days to make a new habit and break an old one.  Let's try this and see what a ripple it will make.  We need it!

I don't want to be the one who says life is beautiful. 
I want to be the one who feels it.

Marty Rubin



I have heard that about making and breaking a habit. Seems like a positive experience where loving is concerned.

Back Porch Writer said...

Good entry, Ma! Will try to be more loving today. We get off on our "agendas" and rush past one another. Hope you have a wonderful day!

betty said...

I think that is an easy challenge to take to try to be more loving and to try to do it to make it as a habit. Twenty one days is certainly reasonable too to work on it!


Sr. Ann Marie said...

Love that final quote! Thanks for a beautiful reflection.

jack69 said...

I haven't read much Shakespeare. But it seems he had some great philosophy. This is good.

I liked the line about, 'Love is the first feeling, BEFORE the bad stuff gets in the way.'

That still comes back to me about playing with someone's feelings because it is so very true.
Good stuff lady!

Carol Z said...

Great thoughts and the final quote really sticks with me. Take good care and keep cozy!