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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Chapter 10, Page 16, Book 18

Life is one long lesson in humility.

James M. Barrie

Aways be humble and kind

Talent is God given.  Be humble.  Fame is man given. Be grateful.  Conceit is self given. Be careful.

John Wooden

One of my favorite sayings is that it is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice.  We can’t let our pride of what we have or do overtake the time we might spend being nice.  To be humble is to consider that others are more important than ourselves.  

If we treat others with kindness and respect, the way we wanted to be treated, or maybe even a little better, many of the world’s problems would be solved.

It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.

Jane Austen

 I consider my self a very humble person.  Believe me when I say that if, at any time in my life, I’ve thought I’d done something really good on my own, the good Lord has made sure I knew exactly where my place is… and that is totally relying on Him.  I don’t claim glory for what I’ve done, because I’m really nothing except for the God given gifts I’ve received.   I don’t take credit for any good that I may do, but give credit where credit is due.

Being nice isn’t always easy, but a little kindness shown to others makes a big difference.  No matter who we are, there is always time to be humble and kind.

Humble people can do great things with uncommon perfection
because they are no longer concerned about their own
interests and their own reputations, and therefore they no
longer need to waste their efforts in defending them.

Thomas Merton


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's never a waste of time to be kind.

Chatty Crone said...

Hey I can send you the way to not have to have to make a comment to receive your comments if you are ready now.

That first quote - about being happy - remember Jimmy Durante - I think he sang a song very similar to those words.

Mevely317 said...

Again, our thoughts are running in the same vein! Just this morning I was remembering two special souls who personified the term, 'humble.' Tho' they're no longer on this plane, I still try to live up to their example.

betty said...

Being nice can be hard to do if the person you are trying to be nice to isn't receptive of it, but it is always the best road to take. I do try to give glory to God for my achievements because I know they are actually His achievements that he is allowing me to do.



I think your statement says it all. " it is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice."

Saimi said...

Excellent advice!!
Have a great rest of the week!!

peggy said...

One of your best posts!