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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Chapter 1, Page 19, 2016

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.

 Edith Sitwell

January 18th - comfort

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Comfort means that we feel cozy, snug, warm, pleasant, and agreeable.  We are free from stress or anxiety and at ease.

We all want to live a comfortable life, not a wasteful one.  When it comes to material things, do not spend to impress others.  Do not live life trying to fool yourself into thinking wealth is measured in material objects.  Manage your money wisely so your money does not manage you.  Always live well below your means.

Living a life of honesty creates peace of mind, and peace of mind is priceless.

The more you listen and the less you talk, the more you will learn and the less you will miss.

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, then we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile. 

Earl Nightingale

A phrase that is worth repeating is: the best things in life are free.  They come in the form of simple pleasures and they appear right in front of us at various locations and arbitrary times.   It’s all about taking a moment to notice the these moments and taking part in them regularly which will bring unpredictable bursts of happiness into our lives.

Remember: Right now is the only moment guaranteed to us.  Right now is life.  Don’t miss it.

He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young. 

Joseph Addison


jack69 said...

Earl nightingale made many a logical statement. But this on of your's was the heart of today, Sherry and I have lived with this thought and it has always been a comfort. All my life I have seen folks live a sham by 'Trying to impress', these words are today's gem to me:
When it comes to material things, do not spend to impress others.

That is a ton of wealth in words. THANKS!

betty said...

I liked that last quote; those were very wise words there and so true! It goes by so fast sometimes we don't realize (or plan) for the next season in our lives. Definitely want to live comfortable, but always within one's means.