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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Chapter 9, Page 21, Book 16

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life--learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

Robert Fulghum

September 21st - harmony and peace

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.

Denis Waitley

If we add some dirt and sand to a glass of water it becomes murky, dirty and looks awful. Give it a good shake and it gets even worse. If we leave the glass for a few hours, the water finds its own balance, the sand and silt fall to the bottom and the water becomes clear again. 

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.

Thomas Merton

Life is so unpredictable that the water in our glass can often be cloudy and unclear. Tomorrow we will have the Autumn equinox with equal daylight and darkness. Nature in a sense is at balance but will soon move out of balance as daylight decreases for the coming months. Finding balance in our own personal lives is never easy given that so much is changing around us.

The seasons are what a symphony ought to be: four perfect movements in harmony with each other. 

Arthur Rubinstein


betty said...

We do need to try to live in harmony with each other and make sure our lives are balanced. Sometimes we can be so consumed about something, it takes over all parts of our lives and we need to gain control again of balance. Good reminder!


jack69 said...

Ah yes, harmony makes life a beautiful song.