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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Chapter 6, Page 27, Book 17

In the ordinary days and ways of life.

There is nothing ordinary about an ordinary day.

What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while. 

Gretchen Rubin

We often claim that we don’t have enough hours in a day, and we also seem to believe that just a little bit more time would relieve the pressure that we feel to accomplish all we need to do. 

The truth is we don’t need more time, we need to prioritize the time that we have. More time wouldn’t diminish interruptions and distractions; it would just create more. One of the reasons that we aren’t thriving is because we are making poor use of our hours and minutes in daily and weekly life.

The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. 

 Thomas More

 Sometimes you simply have to stop fretting, wondering, and doubting.  Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned, but just how it’s meant to be.

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

Jose Ortega Y Gasset

 You alone get to choose what matters and what does not.  The meaning of everything in your life has precisely the meaning you give it. There is wonder in the ordinary.  Remember whatever you do, make sure it is something that makes you smile!

Life can be ordinary or it can be great

Jean Kirkpatrick


betty said...

So true sometimes we need to stop fretting. That is something I need to do and smile more.


jack69 said...

The line: You alone get to choose what matters and what does not........
Is a jewel and what a truth... Neat statement.

Mevely317 said...

Prioritizing the hours we're given is key, for sure. When I think of the 'mountain' before me it's overwhelming, yes. But when I break it down into chunks there's a whole 'nothing mind-set.


i'm a serious worry wart. i need to heed this advice. "Sometimes you simply have to stop fretting, wondering, and doubting."