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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Chapter 6, Page 29, Book 16



Ideals


Remember that ideals
are like stars up in the sky,
You can never really reach them,
hanging in the heavens high....

But like the mighty mariner
who sailed the storm tossed sea,
And used the stars to chart his course
with skill and certainty,

You too can chart your course in life
with high ideals and love,
For high ideals are like the stars
that light the sky above....

You cannot ever reach them,
but lift your heart up high
And your life will be as shining
as the stars up in the sky.

 Helen Stiener Rice


June 29th - ideals to live by

Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. 

Harriet Tubman

I believe in the traditional ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity for all.  And ideals such as liberty, justice, and the pursuit of happiness.  Ideals of a happy and successful life to which all may aspire.  They include a faith in God, prayer and the Bible. 

Faith and family are precious ideals.  They are ideals are based in peace, happiness, community, truth, goodness, and beauty.  We need clear ideals which guide the choices we make, and sets out standards by which we can evaluate our behavior.

We are all inheritors of traditions and ideals passed down from generation to generation. Ideals of Faith in God, Loyalty to Country and Love of Family .  I believe that we are as rich as our ideals.


Ideals are like stars:  you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you reach your destiny. 

Carl Schurz

4 comments:

betty said...

I liked that quote from Carl Shurz. I think we need ideals, especially the ones you mentioned about faith, God, Bible, family, etc., in order to have something to strive for in our lives and how we live.

betty

TARYTERRE said...

another quote I heard was "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars."

Debbie said...

You are right...our ideals are what keeps us going, and reaching forward.
Have a happy weekend!
Debbie
xo

jack69 said...

There have actually been 'ideals' I was afraid to reach for, and the ideals I did have were still lofty goals for me, but comfortable, I hoe that makes sense!