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

Author Unknown

Monday, June 20, 2016

Chapter 6, Page 20, Book 16



Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present -- love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure -- the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

June 20th - Prioritizing Priorities 

When we stop worrying about unimportant matters, we can devote so much more of ourselves to what is truly important.

Strange but true is the fact that it is only when we let the little stuff go that we discover that the big stuff is not really so devastating after all.  Needless aggravation is seldom worth the cost it exacts.

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. 

Stephen Covey

What truly matters in my life is my faith, family and friends.  I think that if you have these 3 things in your life,  you live a life that matters.  Life is short, focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t.


What really matters is what belongs to your values and allows you to build something meaningful for you; so, tomorrow, you can turn and look at your past and say, all I have done had a meaning, instead of finding nothing behind you.

Remember:  If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Focusing on what truly matters, truly matters.

5 comments:

betty said...

That is so true that if we don't prioritize our lives, someone else will. We do need to have our priorities defined and then we need to make sure we don't falter with them. Like you, my priorities would be faith and family, I can't let the job interfere with that and put that first, though I know it is essential working still during this season of my life. So definitely need to keep things balanced.

betty

TARYTERRE said...

So true what you and Betty say. I particularly love these words from a quote you posted, "grateful for the abundance that's present -- love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring pleasure -- while the wasteland of illusion falls away."

jack69 said...

I really like it when you say something that hits the mark, like this:
Strange but true is the fact that it is only when we let the little stuff go that we discover that the big stuff is not really so devastating after all. Needless aggravation is seldom worth the cost it exacts. ******

Thanks! Hope you are cooling some up there.

Carol Z said...

Great post. The little stuff really is little. That's one of the advantages of getting older. So many things that used to trouble me don't anymore. As long as no one I care about is in the hospital, it's a good day.

Rick Watson said...

I went to one of the Covey classes What Matters Most and I loved it. I talked my wife into going too. She still uses the principals.
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