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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Chapter 4, Page 5, Book 17

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪We've got high hopes! We've got high apple pie in the sky hopes! ♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 



The Hope of Lent - April 5th

Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.

William Arthur Ward

One action on its own is never in isolation and is always connected to something very close by. An obvious example is a smile and we know the difference it always makes. Any action done out of love and in love has immediate effect and is such a powerful force in our world. No wonder we hear so many times in scripture how God is love. When we build our lives on this foundation we are always in a good place. So before we jump headlong into whatever needs to be done next, the message is simple: slow down, think carefully about what really matters, avoid the stuff that does not energize you, be gentle with yourself and to know that everything you do matters a lot.

This was a message I read in my daily devotions this for this week.  We really do need to remember that what we do matters a lot.  And what we do effects not only us but others as well.

With hope comes action.  Rather than a sentimental feeling, hope is love in action, and in taking a stand for hope, we actually create it.  

Hope requires waking up, warming up, and jumping over one hurdle after another. 

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. 

 Edwin Hubbel Chapin

4 comments:

betty said...

I like that quote from William Ward. Another one to think about fir a bit. So true things we do really do matter and affect others. That is why it is wise to think twice sometimes before saying things.

Betty

Mevely317 said...

Boy, I should have paid heed to that quote before publishing my recent post on Clearing the Air. Nevertheless, your advice was greatly appreciated!

TARYTERRE said...

Everything we do deserves serious thought. "slow down, think carefully about what really matters, avoid the stuff that does not energize you, be gentle with yourself and to know that everything you do matters a lot."

jack69 said...

TT hit the nail on the head. You said it well, I do wish I could be more consistent in applying the good advice.
WE are beat here., but getting things done around out guest house. We are thinking of moving in next September. ;-)