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

Author Unknown

Monday, September 23, 2019

Chapter 9, Page 23, Book 19

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.  

Eleanor Roosevelt

September 23rd - HAPPY FALL Y'ALL

No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.

Samuel Johnson

It is still very summer like here and my flowers have never looked better.  They love the weather we’ve been having.
Still I do love the fruits of autumn.  It’s the best time of year.  Not too hot and not too cold.  It’s apple time and nothing tastes better than a fresh picked apple.  

Every day brings something new to enjoy.  Each season has it’s benefits.  The important thing is to enjoy what we have not to wish for something different.  Today is going to be a one time occurrence.  Tomorrow will be different.  We need to take advantage of each day and use the opportunity to grow and move forward.  

Every day is full of opportunity and by enjoying the journey, you might be surprised by how much more productive you can be.  If you want to be happy where you are and when you are, make an honest effort to engage in what you doing.  The best way to engage is to always have a goal for what you are doing.

If you are stuck doing yard work on a beautiful weekend, you goal might be to finishing cleaning the flower gardens by Sunday afternoon so that your next weekend is free.

Once you have a goal in front of you , time will tend to go much faster and better.  Whatever you are doing, make sure you have a goal or you will just be going through the motions.  Life is too short for that.  Make every moment count for something.  

Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know we have for sure is what is right here, right now.  Dont miss it.  

Leo Buscaglia


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

Enjoy today and take advantage of all the possibilities around you.

betty said...

I like that quote about figuring out what is important and then build your life around that. So many possibilities in every given day that to live well, we need to plan well.


Mevely317 said...

Good idea about goal-setting. Even for mundane tasks, giving one a sense of accomplishment. I'm thinking gold stars for grown-ups. LOL!

Chatty Crone said...

My favorite:
Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know we have for sure is what is right here, right now. Don’t miss it.

Leo Buscaglia

jack69 said...

You give a preview of our weekend trip. I am not sure if our Mountain Apples are better than the ones here on the flat lands,but we always look forward to mountain apples. So this weekend we will be in apple country and looking forward to picking or buying the local apples there.
Good entry, love the visit to you house.
Sherry & jack.

Buttercup said...

It's fall, officially, but I am still savoring last days of summer. We're still in the 80s but there's no humidity and it's glorious.