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

Author Unknown

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Chapter 6, Page 15, 2017

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*So let the sun shine in, face it with a grin.  Smilers never lose and frowners never win.  So Let the sun shine in, face it with a grin.  Open up your heart and let the sun shine in.♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

heart wide open

Morning is the dream renewed, the heart refreshed, earth's forgiveness painted in the colors of the dawn.

Kent Nerburn

It seems we are obsessed with protecting our hearts, to shield ourselves, and put insulation around our hearts, to keep pain from entering in.  We put walls up and believe this keeps us safe.  Rather than face any disappointments in life we avoid taking risks with our hearts.

But know this:  If you are living with a wide open heart, there is absolutely no way to keep joy out. That’s just one of those wonderful consequences of allowing yourself to be completely alive.

Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. 

Emory Austin 

If we choose the road less traveled, the one where we say yes to being wide open, we know that we are, in effect, choosing to be challenged.  We are all vulnerable and no one likes the pain of rejection. However, sometimes we learn and gain the most from the moments that are the most uncomfortable.

Love is who we are. Love is what gives us power, radiance and strength to continue to believe in the goodness of people and the beauty of life. There is no force more powerful than that of love. Let your heart be your guide.

Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold. 

Zelda Fitzgerald 


betty said...

That is a good way to live openly. I need to do it in some of my ways of life.


Debbie said...

What a great post! I need to open my heart more, and not be so worried about being hurt. I live so closed off sometimes.
Love to you.

jack69 said...

I like to think I have an open heart, also think (like many others) we take the road less traveled by in our lives.
BUT yes, the human has a safety net built in, methinks. It sneaks out and builds protective walls unless we guard against it.

Mevely317 said...

This reminds me, when my Caraleigh passed and part of my very insides changed, my son begged me not to let my heart become hardened. (At the time it seemed the easiest way to cope.)
Obviously, he (and you!) were right!


Having an open heart to all is a good thing, indeed. "sometimes we learn and gain the most from the moments that are the most uncomfortable."

Rick Watson said...

Good words for troubled times.