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

Author Unknown

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Chapter 10, Page 31, Book 15

Cheerfulness removes the rust from the mind, lubricates our inward machinery, and enables us to do our work with fewer creaks and groans. If people were universally cheerful, probably there wouldn't be half the quarreling or a tenth part of the wickedness 

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October 31st - Happy Halloween!

Halloween is a day to spoof our common fears of horror and death. Like Christmas, Halloween has grown from a single day into a season that lasts most of October. 

 For me, Halloween is a day children rule. In jest they frighten their elders into submission. No wonder the child in each of us still cherishes Halloween!
There will be monsters and goblins a plenty roaming the streets begging some treats in my neighborhood and those little tricksters do a lot of moaning and groaning trying to frighten us too.

Groaning is some we all do at some time or another. Something goes wrong, and we sigh dejectedly. We hear bad news, and we moan in disappointment. Disappointment in itself is a natural thing, but when you feel moved to groaning, what does it tell you about the situation and even more important, what will your groaning move you to do? 

Believe it or not, groaning is actually a sign of hope! We groan because we know and believe that we are meant for more. We expect that wonderful glory that we do not yet see. If we had no more hope, we wouldn’t care anymore. We’d just resign ourselves to the status quo.

Keep hope in your hearts and have safe and Happy Halloween!

A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market. 

Charles Lamb


jack69 said...

Halloween is fun from child to adult. Fake fright is fun, fake cheerfulness is sad.
Have a good time this Halloween, I know you are a cheerful treat giver!

Mevely317 said...

Boy, I'll never groan in the same way ever again!
I agree with friend Jack ... I'll bet you're a very cheerful giver!

Barb Pinion said...

I'm sure you're not only a cheerful giver, but continue to encourage us all. I so enjoy your posts, am barely now up to trying to get a few of my own out. Happy Halloween my friend. Love you much.

betty said...

That is so true about groaning; there is a scripture in the Bible that mentions something so similar, can't remember it enough to quote it now, but I did think about it while I was reading this :) Hope it was a great day for you Ma; we had no trick or treaters, 3rd year in a row!