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

Author Unknown

Monday, September 19, 2016

Chapter 9, Page 19, Book 16

Teach us Delight in simple things,
And Mirth that has no bitter springs

Rudyard Kipling

September 19th - delight

It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. 

Laura Ingalls Wilder

The simplest things in life often bring the most pleasure. The simple things in my life like cooking, laundry, and my children and grandchildren are what I delight in.

 Despite a lifetime of watching babies learn how to walk, we will always be mesmerized in a child’s first steps. We will always cheer our little ones on at the loss of a tooth and be taken back to our own childhoods in the process. They will always bring us laughter as they delight in discovering the simple things in this life that we adults can often take for granted.  

I remember a story of a little girl who came running downstairs one morning, lighthearted as only a child can be. She rushed into the kitchen and noticed that her mother wore a grim expression.  

Mommy, she said, aren't you happy?
Why certainly I'm happy, her mother replied.
Well, said the little girl, you certainly haven't told your face yet.

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?

Rose F. Kennedy

The child believes the world should be perfect and is outraged to discover it is not. And the child is right.  A child gives love for the sake of love. Yet an adult can also learn to do the same.

Each one of us has the opportunity to make our life beautiful by sharing with others the joy of living.  Delighting  in each moment as it happens and being thankful for them.


 A hug delights and warms and charms, that must be why God gave us arms.

Author Unknown

1 comment:

betty said...

That was cute about the exchange between the little girl and her mom. We must remember to put our faces on to being happy indeed. We do need to delight in each and every day and be joyful and thankful for our blessings. Life is too short for us to do anything less than that.