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

Author Unknown

Friday, May 01, 2015

Chapter 5, Page 1, Book 15

Love is a many splendored thing, 
It's the April rose that only grows in the early spring, …

 music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster

May 1st - love is splendid

How glorious the splendor of a human heart that trusts that it is loved.  

Some of us are born procrastinators. We have good intentions to do plenty of good things tomorrow. Sometimes busy schedules, scattered thoughts, myriad distractions, lack of courage, or just plain apathy prevent us from being mindful of the things around us and from doing the one thing we intend to do, and then the chance passes us by.   There are times when we intend to say the kind words, reach out to a lonely person, send a note of encouragement to a friend, or visit someone who is sick, but we don't.

Happiness is mostly a by product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.

Benjamin Spock

Sometimes my intentions are good and my heart is in the right place, but I don’t always pay attention or follow through. My own worries and fears get in the way of meeting the needs of those around me.

I do believe that spreading cheer makes any situation easier and hopefully am going to do better in the future.  Those we care about need to know they are loved. We’re either growing sweeter and wiser as the days go by, or we’re growing into foolish or even sour faced curmudgeons.

A life with love will have many thorns, but a life without love will have no roses.



jack69 said...

AHHHHH sweetheart, Now you have me down memory lane, hugging my girl and getting a kiss,
"In the morning mist two lovers kissed and the world stood still"!

Love is a many splendored thing!

Thanks for a sweet read.

betty said...

That is so true about us being procrastinators, especially with our intent to send a note or a kind word. I am guilty of that; a simple email or even a message on Facebook can do wonders for those struggling and needing some encouragement.



It is important to note what you said, "that the best of intentions are not always followed through to meet the needs of those around us." we have to do what we can to change that.