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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Chapter 1, Page 27, Book 16

Living One Day At A Time

Our lives are made up of
a million different ways.

Some are spent searching for
love, peace, and harmony. Others
are spent surviving day by day.

But there is no greater moments than
that life, with all it's joys and sorrows,
is meant to be lived one day at a time.
It's in this knowledge that we discover
the most wonderful truth of all.

Whether we live in a forty room mansion,
surrounded by servants and wealth,
or find it a struggle to manage the
rent month to month we have
it within our power to be fully
satisfied and live a life
with true meaning.

One day at a time we have that ability,
through cherishing each moment
and rejoicing in each dream.

We can experience each day anew,
and with this fresh start we have
what it takes to make all our
dreams come true.

Each day is new, and living
one day at a time enables us to truly
enjoy life and live it to the fullest.

Author Unknown

January 27th - worry is a waste of time

Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.

 Corrie ten Boom

Good and bad things will happen in life. You just have to keep living and not stress over what you can't control. Much of our worry is created by being late and constantly rushing from place to place. Avoid the worry by being early, whether it is to an appointment or simply getting to work. Adding extra time to your schedule can eliminate much of the stress of the daily rush.

Worrying about a problem never solves the problem.Keeping busy is a great way to avoid worry. Avoiding idle time keeps your brain from endlessly pondering things that may never come to be.

Worry is unreasonable.   Worry about something you can’t change is useless. To worry about something you can change is foolish! And every time you review a worry in your mind, it just gets bigger. Worry amplifies problems out of proportion.

Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn't change anything. All is does it steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing. 

Author Unknown

Worry and anxiety do, however, change us. It can make us sick and grouchy. Worrying doesn’t get anything done. It doesn’t help in any regard, and only serves to stress you out.  You can’t change yesterday, and you can’t predict the future. Live in the present. And take things as they come.

Living one day at a time is the best way to keep from getting overwhelmed.  

Remember :  Life by the inch is a cinch

How Sweet It Is !


betty said...

That is so true about worrying, Ma. All the thoughts and quotes you shared about it were good ones. I tend to be a worrier; I think I need to change that into a prayer warrior instead :)


jack69 said...

You know what? I agree with the entire entry, but for some reason eventhough I know worry does not solve a thing, I still do it (many times).

I do love it when I have my mind made up and can live one day at a time, and not borrow from tomorrow.
Good one!

Rick Watson said...

I've read several books lately about being in the NOW. It's hard to do sometimes but when I get it right, I feel lighter. I know that doesn't make sense, but it's true.