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

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Chapter 11, Page 30, Book 20

Be happy with what you have. Be  excited about what you want.

Alan Cohen

Day 30 - thankful for excitement

Happiness is a direction , not a place.  

Sydney J. Harris 

Every day is as good as we make it.  I’m content with what I have, but I’m also excited about what might happen next,  
Thinking  about all the people in my life and the impact I may make in their lives, makes me excited, makes me want to do more.  My family is my greatest motivator. 

I might not be able to achieve a goal the first time I try, but I’m excited that I can try again. It’s exciting to know that I’m able to take a day whenever I want, and just start driving any place I want to go.  Right now I’m self isolating, but it won’t always be this way.  It’s my choice to decide when and where I want to go, nobody can make the decision but me.

There are so many things I can do even when I’m right here at home.  I have enough on hand to keep me busy the rest of my life.  I have art projects to do and lots of books to read and recipes to try out.  It seems unending.  All I need to do is get busy doing something.  It’s always exciting to start something new.

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.

Charles Spurgeon 

If I don’t do the daily tasks I have to do, who will?  There is only me, myself and I that live here and every day is my day to get something done. I’m excited to know I am still able to do what needs to be done. I am never bored. There is always much to do. The older I get the longer it takes for me to get things done, but at least I can still do them.

Every day, no matter how bad or how good, is a new start.  Another chance for me to set things right.  A blank slate to fill up.  I’m encouraged to make the most of each one. 

Happiness depends upon ourselves.



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

Happiness is always an inside job.

Mevely317 said...

True. I just need to take a good long look around, and focus on what I CAN accomplish. The possibilities are endless!

Martha said...

I like the thought that each new day is a blank slate to fill up!

Chatty Crone said...

I am just stopping in to say hello - hoping you had a nice Thanksgiving!

betty said...

Its good you have lots of things to keep you occupied Ma and a great attitude about it too!