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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Chapter 8, Page 9, Book 17


We live in deeds, not years;
in thoughts, not breaths;
In feelings, not in figures on a dial
We should count time by heartthrobs.
He most lives
Who thinks most -- feels the noblest -- acts the best.

 P. J. Bailey

Our actions and their consequences shape our future. Every action causes a consequence either long term or short term. Some of them are reversible, and some are irreversible.  


We live in deeds, not years...

 We create our destiny day after day, decision after decision and action after action.

Life is about action. Success is about action. But no matter how much outer success you achieve, true success and lasting happiness must come from within.  


Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, Help to make earth happy like the heaven above. 

Julia A. Fletcher Carney

One of the greatest things any of us can do in life is reach out and do a good deed for another human being. Whether it means offering your love and compassion, or making a charitable donation of time, energy or money, there are many ways to bring sunshine into the lives of others.


The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy. 

Florence Scovel Shinn

Besides helping someone, doing a good deed, warms your own heart and makes you feel good. Helping others gives you a new perspective and keeps you from focusing on your own problems. By focusing on someone other than yourself, you are reminded that you are not the only one in the world that has problems. Enjoy the process. Celebrate each deed, each thought.


If a man would reap praise, you must sow the seeds, gentle words and useful deeds. 

Benjamin Franklin

5 comments:

betty said...

I think when we help others, we also help ourselves. We end up being kinder when we do so.

Betty

jack69 said...

I come here on days like today to mine. Today the gem I found is this:

We create our destiny day after day, decision after decision and action after action.

.... Which I plan to send to my family in just a few minutes. THANKS

Rick Watson said...

I love the quote from the doctor. It's such a beautiful thought.

Mevely317 said...

Rick just took my words away!
I'm not sure if it's the quote or the image ... but it's arresting.

TARYTERRE said...

i also like the quote from the doctor. And this one too, "One of the greatest things any of us can do in life is reach out and do a good deed for another human being. "