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

Author Unknown

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Chapter 10, Page 15, Book 15

Always Be. . .

understanding to your enemies.

loyal to your friends.

strong enough to face the world each day.

weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone.

generous to those who need your help.

frugal with that you need yourself.

wise enough to know that you do not know everything.

foolish enough to believe in miracles.

willing to share your joys.

willing to share the sorrows of others.

a leader when you see a path others have missed.

a follower when you are shrouded by the mists of uncertainty.

first to congratulate an opponent who succeeds.

last to criticize a colleague who fails.

sure where your next step will fall, so that you will not tumble.

sure of your final destination, in case you are going the wrong way.

loving to those who love you.

loving to those who do not love you; they may change.

Above all, always be yourself.

Author Unknown

October 15th -  What love expects

We are never prepared for what we expect. 

James A. Michener

There is a story of a new husband who looked at the results of his bride's first attempt at cooking breakfast and said glumly, It isn't like Mom used to make.

Disappointed, she tried all the harder the next morning, producing a nicely cooked, attractive breakfast. He looked at it and muttered, It just isn't like Mom used to make.

This went on for a number of mornings in succession. She would go to great lengths, sure she had created a tasty, well-prepared breakfast, only to be greeted with, It isn't like Mom used to make.

Finally she became so exasperated with his cruel comments that she decided to rebel. She deliberately fried the eggs until they were hard rubber, virtually cremated the bacon, burned the toast black, and overcooked the coffee until it was almost unfit to drink.

Her husband sat down at the table, looked at the food, and beamed, Hey! Just like Mom used to make!

This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes. 

Robert E. Speer

Often what turns out to be important is not a surprise at all.  


Every day you spend without a smile, is a lost day. 

Author Unknown


jack69 said...

This is true, even family and aquaintenances. Sometimes folks say things that come back to haunt them, I like this line:
*******loving to those who do not love you; they may change*******

Loved the "Just like mama used to make!" I did get a belly laugh. THANKS!

betty said...

Cute story with the newlyweds. Maybe she needed to ask whar he expected earlier:)


Rick Watson said...

I snorted when I read this one. I always thought I loved my mama's cooking until I started eating my wife's cooking. Jilda takes food to the next level. But my mama baked the best apple diaper pie I ever ate.