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

Author Unknown

Friday, May 12, 2017

Chapter 5, Page 12, Book 17

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts

Eleanor Roosevelt

Every day I learn something new.

Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.

John Wayne 

Unlike the quote above, I think the most important time is the present…It’s in the present moments that we live learn and grow…but we should never forget that each day comes new and we should learn from it and put what we’ve learned to use.  Life is full of lessons and the learning never stops.

Today I learned that the cure for jealousy is gratitude.  When you are grateful for what you have you are content with what you have.

Gratitude has been scientifically proven to strengthen your immune system and make you happier and more optimistic, as well as less lonely and isolated.  

Focusing on our blessings allow us to celebrate the present moment and keep our attention on the good instead of the bad.  Being grateful has the power to block out negative emotions. You can’t really pay attention to what’s missing or what’s not going well if you only let your mind pay attention to what is.

The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.

William Penn 

A person who is grateful for the things they own will care for them, enjoy them, and waste less energy seeking more.  

Gratitude quickly sets in when we begin to spend a quiet moment each day remembering what we are thankful for. This practice alone has the potential to change your heart and life immeasurably.

It is easy to be grateful when things are going well. It can be more difficult during the trials of life: death, disease, rejection, or failure. The truth is that no one is exempt from the trials of life, but good can always be found in even the worst of times.

Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.

John Henry Jowet

Gratitude matters.

It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. And that gratefulness always leads to a satisfied, contented life

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. 

Henry Ford


betty said...

So true we can always find good in the worst of times. You are right to take time daily to be grateful. It does change our perspective about things.


jack69 said...

I liked old Henry Ford, but I have no problem keeping my mind young, it is my body that want cooperate. LOL

But it is the truth about learning. I am thankful that I do have my health along with a fairly solid mind.

I also appreciate all your comments on the Shipslog. I enjoy your commons sense and logic.

Mevely317 said...

Despite my resolve, there come moments - sometimes one right atop another, like this morning when my mind goes places it shouldn't. At least, lately I'm remembering to recognize what's happening and abort the process by looking for reasons to give thanks. (For instance, I don't have to LIVE with that person who always knows what buttons to push. LOL.)

Rick Watson said...

About once a month Jilda and I do a gratitude ceremony. We read a little passage from a gratitude book, we offer a small donation to the needy and we say thank you for the abundance in our lives.


lots to be thankful for. "The truth is that no one is exempt from the trials of life, but good can always be found in even the worst of times."