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

Author Unknown

Friday, June 23, 2017

Chapter 6, Page 23, Book 17

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*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.♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

Delight in Simple Things

Learn to like what doesn’t cost too much.
Learn to like reading, conversation, music.
Learn to like plain food, plain service, plain cooking.
Learn to like fields, trees, brooks, hiking, rowing, climbing hills.
Learn to like people, even though some of them may be different from you.
Learn to like to work and enjoy the satisfaction of doing your job as well as it can be done.
Learn to like the songs of birds, the companionship of dogs.
Learn to like gardening, puttering around the house, and fixing things.
Learn to like the sunrise and sunset, the beating of rain on the roof and windows, and the gentle fall of snow on a winter day.
Learn to keep your wants simple, and refuse to be controlled by the likes and dislikes of others.

Lowell B. 

Invite delight

If you are paying attention, then the day is going to be pretty joyful, and a lot of delight will fill it. 

Greg Boyle

Delight means to please greatly, to take great pleasure in to revel to captivate.  We all want to take great pleasure in life and revel in the simplest of gifts.

Living simply means means setting your priorities straight.  We all crave more delight in our lives. Breath taking pleasure in the ordinary is possible, but it is easily abandoned as our lives speed up, priorities get out of whack.

Making space for the important stuff will allow you to live a life you love, a life that is closer to your dreams.

Our days define our life. 

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority. 

William Arthur Ward


betty said...

I like that delighting in simple things. There is so much joy in that.



i find joy in the simple things. brings great delight. "Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority."

Mevely317 said...

I, too, am learning to rejoice in the ordinary. Just this morning, I fought (and WON!) the urge to complain about the heat. Instead, I looked for the beauty in the wildflowers that somehow thrive this time of year ... and asked my phone to play, "Turn, turn, turn." Instant gratification, free-for-nothing! (*smile*)