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

Author Unknown

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Chapter 5, Page 24, Book 15

For you and I have a guardian angel 
On high, with nothing to do 
 But to give to you and to give to me 
 Love forever true…

Cole Porter

May 24th - guard love

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.

George Sand

 If you focus on what you love, you can't help but be consumed by love. Guarding your heart requires guarding what you see and how you hear.  Focus refers to how you invest your attention.

 If you let down your guard, you can lose your temper, character, confidence, peace, focus and faith. So it is very important to guard your heart.   Keep your eyes focused on what is right, and look straight ahead to what is good.

Instead of focusing on how much you are loved, focus on making sure that you love others. Smile at others, include others, talk to people even when you don’t think you have something to say. It’s so easy to be quiet and look good; it’s so much harder to try to bring out the best in others.

I found this list of ways to be kinder than you have to be

Saying kind things to others when you’d rather just say, Hi.
Biting your tongue when you want to ridicule, criticize, or even tease.
Telling people to have a wonderful day… and meaning it.
Asking how their day was, then listening and actually caring.
Allowing others to think differently than you do.
Complimenting people for the sake of seeing them smile.
Doing little things that you know will make someone else happy.

Remember: The ultimate guardian of your heart is LOVE



I believe there are Angels watching over all of us. They have the power to heal our souls if we let them.

Mevely317 said...

So much truth here.
What touched me in particular was asking someone about his/her day, then waiting to listen to their answer.

I'd quite forgotten that sweet Cole Porter tune, but now it's playing in my mind ...thank you!

betty said...

So true to guard our hearts and to focus on love. I like this list of ways to be kinder; good ones to incorporate into our days!