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

Author Unknown

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Chapter 9, Page 15, Book 19

Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine

Jack Ma

September 15th - you can make it happen

I’m always saying we need to make our own sunshine.  When things are looking dark and dreary it’s up to us not to follow suit, but choose to change it.

There are many ways we can improve our lives, but nothing is going to work unless we do.  It’s up to us to make our days what we want them to be.  It’s a choice we all have.  We can choose to be sad or happy, and happiness is my choice.

For all sad words of tongue and pen.  The saddest are these.  It might have been

John Greenleaf Whittier

Happiness is a choice.  Happiness does't come from the sunshine or any other external factor.  Happiness is nothing more than a decision we make.  Happiness is deciding to focus on the positive things instead of the negative.  Happiness is deciding to keep difficult circumstances in perspective and how blessed life truly is.  Happinines is deciding to be grateful for every amazing thing in life.

There are days when everything goes wrong, everyone has them and it’s easy to get wrapped up in stressful days, but one way to battle it is by creating your own sunshine. Helping a friend out, writing about about the things,that make you happy, or looking at kittens on the internet are all things that can bring a little brightness to our days.

Somethings don’t go so well, but we can still make the best of a crappy day bring bring our own sunshine along.

Create your own sunshine - choose to be happy and have a wonderful day no matter what the weather does.

Infuse your life with action.  Dont wait for it to happen. Make it happen.  Make your own future.  Make your own hope.  Make your own love.  And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down upon high..  but by doing what you can to make grace happen…yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.

Bradley Whitford


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

Sunshine and smiles always makes me smile...

Debbie said...

I like this post! Especially the part about even if the day is crappy...we can choose to make it true! WE miss so many blessings by focusing on the wrong stuff!! A blue sky always puts a smile on my face. Love to you. Debbie xo

Mevely317 said...

Good post! It's been a while now, but yesterday he was so terribly depressed: Didn't want to do anything, or talk to anyone. At my wit's end, I went out for a long walk and focused on that which I can control -- my own attitude.

jack69 said...

Amazing how our 'heart' tells us we can change things in others lives, but our brain KNOWS different. But Yes I do try to smile at the world when I am out and get a great feeling when I get a smile in return.
Yep we can only control our opinions and attitudes. We have to realize others are responsible for theirs.

Love from NC
Sherry and jack

betty said...

So true happiness is a choice we can all make. Some days its easier to be happier than other days but choosing to be happy and grateful over ingratitude and sadness is always the better way to go.