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

Author Unknown

Monday, May 01, 2017

Chapter 5, Page 1, Book 17

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts

Eleanor Roosevelt

Let Go and Fly

Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.

Author Unknown

Just about everybody has things in their lives that weigh them down, preventing them from soaring, loving themselves and life the way it was meant to be loved, like things in their past that they wish hadn't happened

Throwing out what's negative helps you rediscover what's positive. You can't move forward if you don't let go of the past. 

If we want our life to soar to new heights, we’ve got to clear a path, reduce the  burdens weighing us down, and pick up the things that give us wings.  

Keep your best wishes and your biggest goals close to your heart and dedicate time to them every day. 

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that

Martin Luther King, Jr.

It’s necessary to let some things go simply for the reason that they’re heavy on your heart and soul.  Times of adversity will inevitably affect the conditions in which you live and work; yet you don’t have to let it affect who you are and where you’re headed.

I take comfort in the fact that God’s plan is always bigger and better than mine and recognize hat when things seem out of control, God is always in control. He is with us, and giving us the strength to take one more step. 

Happiness is not determined by what’s happening around you, but rather what’s happening inside you.  Most people depend on others to gain happiness, but the truth is, it always comes from within.

Author Unknown


betty said...

I too take comfort in the fact that God is in control and his ways are so better thsn mine. It is hard though to keep a positive attitude during times of difficulty for me.


Mevely317 said...

I love that quote by MLK, Jr.!
Yes, God always in control and walks with us -- but it's still good to have one another to prop us up when the going gets rough.

jack69 said...

At times it is hard to remember that God's plan is always there and BIGGER/BETTER than ours. Well said. You are still in our thoughts and prayers.


Wisdom in all these words today. But I especially can identify with these. "Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down."