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

Author Unknown

Friday, June 26, 2015

Chapter 6, Page 26, Book 15

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.

Helen Rowland

June 26 - love has faith and commonsense


Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves;
they will always have entertainment

Blessed are those who can distinguish between a mountain and a molehill;
 they will save themselves a lot of trouble. 

Blessed are those who can rest and sleep without looking for excuses; 
they will become wise. 

Blessed are those who are intelligent enough not to take themselves too seriously; 
they will be appreciated. 

Blessed are you if you can look seriously at small things and peacefully at serious things; 
you will go far in life. 

Blessed are you if you can admire a smile and forget a scowl; 
your path will be sunlit. 

Blessed are you if you can always interpret the attitudes of others with good will, even when appearances are to the contrary; 
you may seem naive, but that is the price of charity. 

Blessed are those who think before acting and who laugh before thinking;
 they will avoid foolish mistakes.

Blessed are you if you know how to be silent and smile, even when you are interrupted, contradicted or walked on; 
the gospel is beginning to take root in your heart. 

Blessed are you especially if you know how to recognize the Lord in all those you meet; 
you have found the true light, true wisdom. 

This is a little difference twist to the Bee Attitudes that I shared in a previous post.  Our attitudes are so important in life and I think our faith plays a good part in what kind of attitude we have. Using our common sense is also part of a good attitude.

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. 

Lou Holtz

Mark Twain said it well with his definition: Common sense is the simple knack of seeing something the way it really is and doing something the way it should be done.   A good mixture of both, faith and a bit of common sense,  can only serve to improve our attitudes.

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

W. Clement Stone


betty said...

I liked these Common Sense Beatitudes too. It is so true that our attitudes can shape our days. I think your attitude of gratitude is the best one to have!


jack69 said...

I thought of my mama as I read this. Once my daddy told mama, "Grace you would find something good to say about the devil!"

Mama responded sweetly, "Honey, he does work hard!"
I like the first B-attitude especially!


The right attitude makes all the difference as we navigate through life. "Blessed are those who can distinguish between a mountain and a molehill; they will save themselves a lot of trouble."