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

Author Unknown

Friday, August 14, 2020

Chapter 8, Page 14, Book 20

Don’t adapt to the energy in the room, influence the energy in the room

Author Unknown

August 14th - you have the power

Energy is the essence of life.  Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.

Oprah Winfrey

Our energy levels are what control our positivity or negetivity. It’s the difference between setting out to achieve and holding yourself back. It’s easy to let the activity around you influence what we do, but we alone have the power to control it.  

Our energy should be the driving force in life that allows us to connect with others, achieve the unthinkable, and continue to be a light in the world.

If we want to be a positive force, we have to first be good to ourselves before we are good for others.  We need to take care of ourselves, eat right, get plenty of rest and exercise.  Taking time out for ourselves will help us take care of others better in the long run.

Some people forget to do that and  then wonder what happened to their energy level.  While caring for others is a good thing, Always looking out for others is not, we need to take care of ourselves. What you do today determines your tomorrow.

Focus o being the best version of yourself and you bring out the best in others.

I learned early that you only have so much energy to give.  You have to spend it correctly.

Ava Gabor


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

The things you do either give energy or drain you. Choose wisely.

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

So true! It's more difficult these days with spending so much time at home and away from others but I suppose sooner or later this too shall pass. Always trying to keep up my energy and keep a positive attitude :)

betty said...

Its hard to have an energy to do anything in our heat we have been having, but September is just around the corner and it will start cooling off a bit :)


Mevely317 said...

Great point. Haven't we all witnessed (or known of) a caregiver, a single mom, etc. who wore her/himself ragged. Self care shouldn't be thought of as selfish.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Thanks for this post. It was just what I needed today. It's very easy to neglect our own needs when we're knee-deep in taking care of someone else. I'm grateful for my friends, who call every day to check on me... and they always remind me to... eat. They... and you... are right. We have to take care of ourselves in order to have the energy and strength to do the things we have to do.

jack69 said...

Amen to Myra, I watched my son raise his twin sons lone and made good out of life. Enjoyed the read,
Sherry, jack & JJ in Utah, taking a sweet break.

Susie said...

I try to stay positive...hard at time. Prayer helps me. I been writing my sister trying to keep her thinking good thoughts ...getting healthy, looking forward to next Spring, when things should be a bit better to see our loved ones. Blessings to you, be safe, xoxo, Susie