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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Chapter 7, Page 10, Book 19

Dont look back, youre not going that way.

Author Unknown

July 10th - moving forward one step, one day at a time

Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebur

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can
And wisdom to know the difference

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it.
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next


The past is both our best friend and our worst enemy, it can lift us up sometimes, but more often than not, it knocks us down. There will be times throughout all our lives that we dont want to remember and there are times we wont ever want to forget.

We cannot do anything about what happened in the past to change it, but every day we get a fresh start and a new chance to live life to the best of our ability.   We have to move forward and leave the past in the past where it belongs.

One thing I know from my own life is that we only ever have this moment and can take the one step or moment at a time.  

Just breathe youll never get this moment again.

Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future.  It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.

Oprah Winfrey


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

Life happens moment by moment...

jack69 said...

You said:
We cannot do anything about what happened in the past to change it!!!!

If we humans could KNOW that, really know that, our lives would be so much easier. Maybe I don't actually think I could change the past, but there are a few instances where I keep trying. LOL
You are so right the past can be our best friend. I want to keep it that way and forget those times "I WISH I COULD CHANGE!"

Solid stuff,
Sherry and jack in PA!

Mevely317 said...

That Serenity Prayer never fails to ground me.

Your prophesy, "There will be times throughout all our lives that we don’t want to remember and there are times we won’t ever want to forget." so defines me!

betty said...

We can learn from the past; we just can't get stuck in the past. So true to take steps ahead and briefly look back but don't focus on what is behind us. I think if we find ourselves thinking of the past a lot we should limit how much time we do so and then try to find something to keep us focused on the present with a little look into the future.