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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Chapter 3, Page 3, Book 21



The secret to happiness, of course, is not getting what you want, it’s wanting what you get.

Alex Tebek

March 3rd - be thankful for what you you have, 



Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more.  If 
you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

If you’re not thankful for what you have,  you’ll never enjoy it.   Satisfaction and contentment are a blessing,

Contentment brings us peace of mind and positivity, and it promotes happiness by making us less  obsessed with needs and focusing on only things we own. It promotes simplicity, where you’ll be happy with little things in your life, making you more comfortable.

We should focus on the little and beautiful things we have and stop being obsessed with what we don’t have.  

One of the rules of the Law of Attraction is not to be obsessed with what you want, instead work on it and let it go and it will come to you quickly. Focus on the moment and work for the future.  



I am content ; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he whom is that is given need ask no more.

Henry Fielding




 

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Chapter 3, Page 2, Book 21




Why fit in when your were born to stand out?

Dr. Seuss 
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March 2nd - be yourself



A person is a person no matter how small.

Dr.. Seuss

Sometimes we fear judgement from other people and try to blend in and be like everyone else, But thankfully, we were all born to be unique and beautiful individuals.  Life would be very boring if we were all the same.  We need to be who we are not what others think we are.  No use putting on masks and trying to pretend we are who were not.

Never be afraid to be who you are.  You are special and wonderful just as you are.  It doesnt mean we dont try to be better versions of our self, we just act in our own way.  Not trying to follow the leader, but to be the leader.  

We should not be forced into doing what we dont want to do.  Each of us must choose whats the best for us.  We have a right to have our own opinions and ideas, not those of someone else.  Being different is a gift, not a burden and we should not be thought less of because were not like everyone else.  

We come in all sizes and shapes and shouldnt think less of ourselves, because someone else is considered prettier than us. We should be proud of who we are and what we do, because no one slse can do what we do.  We are meant to be beautiful in our own way.



Make the most of yourself…for that is all there is of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson



Monday, March 01, 2021

Chapter 3, Page 1, Book 21

 


Never underestimate the power of a random compliment.

Author Unknown

March 1- use the power of words and change a life



Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.

Thomas Fuller

A compliment has great possibilty.  It shows respect, admiration, approval, gratitude.  trust, appreciation and hope.  One of the most generous things you can do in life is to give someone a true and meaningful compliment.  A compliment is a positive and powerful encouragement.  Kind words infuse confidence in a child and inspiration in adults.  It can bring joy, strength and courage to human souls.  

By giving a compliment you can literally make someone’s day, sometimes even their week, or month or year. When you give someone a compliment, you’ll more than likely get one back.The best thing is compliments are free and don’t cost anything, but  a moment of your time. and they make a huge difference.

A sincere compliment can lift us up and we stand a little straighter. It’s important to give them to those people closest to us, sometimes we take them for granted and we never should do that. I think one of the best compliments I ever got was someone telling me how great they thought one of my sons was.  That meant a lot to me, I must have done something right to raise such a good son..  

So be generous in your compliments you never know how much it might mean to others and make your day a little brighter too. It’s a great way to spread happiness!




A compliment is verbal sunshine.

Robert Orben




Sunday, February 28, 2021

Chapter 2, Page 28, Book 21



No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks 

Jamea Allen

February 28th - Thankful Sunday



Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

Ken Barth


Thankfully this week was filled with a lot more good than bad.

After 5 days offline, my internet service was restored..  It took a wise and experienced technician to get the job done and he knew exactly what to to get me back on line and did it !

I got my 2nd dose of the vaccine and now feel safe in the knowledge that now I’m protected and won’t die of the corona virus.  It doen’t mean I won’t still take precautions.  I’ll still be making up and washing my hands in order to keep others safe .  

My family are still well and healthy and no new cases of the virus have occurred.  A lot of them have been vaccinated too.  What a blessing!

Our severe winter weather has moved on and now we are experiencing warmer weather.  This weekend we are to  be in the 50’s and 60’s and it’s feeling a lot like Spring is finally coming our way.  Spring is my favorite season and I can hardly wait to see green and growing things.

There is so much to be thankful for and these are only the highlights.  Every day is something new to be thankful for.  Every day is a gift.  that’s why it’s called the present.

I hope you all have had  a wonderful week and take time to say thank you for all your blessings. 

It makes such a difference in my life and brightens all my days.



When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

Willie Nelson




Saturday, February 27, 2021

Chapter 2, Page 27, Book 2021

                                                         


                                                Nothing can dim the light within


Maya Angelou

February 27th - let your light shine



Shine you’re light and make a positive impact on the world; there is nothing so honorable as helping improve the light of others.

Roy T. Bennett

If we place ourselves in the shadows we not only prevent our true light from radiating out, but we’re also left feeling envious of those that are basking in their own fabulous glow.

Imagine yourself sitting in front of a mirror illumined with light.  Your reflection in the mirror radiates love, happiness and confidence.  The lights are bright and beautiful.  So are you.  So amazing beautiful.

Never doubt that you can shine and reflect your glow. Remember this every time you waste your energy wishing you had somebody else’s life, a light of your own life will go out.  

Light up your life.  Let yourself shine and be happy you did.  Burn those lights bright so you don’t lose your shine.  It can be hard to feel bright and beautiful while your in an environment that doesn’t feel supportive.  So limit your time spent with negative people or thoughts.  We all need some encouragement from time to time.

Shine your light as only you can.  You have gifts and talents no one else has.  The world does not benefit from your living in the shadows.  It benefits from your incredible colorful contribution.  



As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  As we liberated our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.

Marianne Williamson



Friday, February 26, 2021

Chapter 2, Page 26, Book 21



 

 Don’t force pieces that dont fit.


Author Unknown

February 26th - life is like a puzzle


Each one of us fulfills a piece of a larger puzzle.

Eric. McCormick

Life can be like a puzzle at times.  There are pieces that fit perfectly and others just don’t fit at all.  The ones that fit are meant to be the successes and victories that we have in life and the ones that don’t are meant to be the trials and tribulations that are trying to take over but will not stay permanently in our life. 

 It’s all a part of our journey through life and all pieces will eventually fit in its right time, so if it doesn’t fit right away, don’t force it.

You never have to force anything that is truly meant to be.If its meant to be, it will be.  



The puzzle challenges the player to get from a problem to a solution, but of course, the path isn’t simple.

Ernest Adams





Thursday, February 25, 2021

Chapter 2, Page 25, Book 21

 


Don’t settle for average.  Bring your best to the moment.  Then whether if fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had.  We need to live that best that’s in us.


Angela Bassett

February 25th - do your best in everything you do.
Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.

William James

You are the one that knows what your best is, and you are the one that truly knows when you’re not giving it.  Even if you an outstanding record, Giving your best means thinking a little differently, it means being positive when you want to complain. because complaining is not helping you reach your goals.  Giving your best is trying even if you can’t do something because you might just surprise yourself.  

Doing your best is what ever it takes, it’s going that little extra mile.  Whatever 100 percent looks like we go out there and give it.

It’s important we give our best to the things we do.  Whether we know it or not people are always watching us to see if we practice what we preach.  

To give your best means you try your hardest and always try to reach excellence in your work.  When you are getting paid to do a job it’s important to always do you best.  The value you bring to your job depends on your dedication to solve the problems you face.

Doing your best is synonymous with living out each and every moment to it’s fullest potential.  All that is required is not to fight what ever life throws your way.

It’s not about meeting expectations oe achievements.  It isn’t about success or failure.  It’s about putting all your energy into whatever life situation you are currently in.

Every opportunity you fail just breeds room for growth.  Instead of taking setbacks as a sign of weakness, treat it as a measure of your progress.  Learn from it and don’t allow it to blind you from moving forward.

The point is we have to live each and every moment with the intention of giving your all to the present, whatever that is.  You can’t do your best if you are worried about doing better.

When you always do your best you will be amazed by the results.  It is a program for living that progresses the more you work it.



Do a little more each day than you think you  possibly can.

Lowell Thomas