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

Author Unknown

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Chapter 11, Page 15, Book 08


Finding gratitude amid hardship is the new reality for many Americans this year as Thanksgiving nears. Some have lost their jobs, others have watched their retirement savings go down the drain, others struggle with illness or the uncertainty of sending a child to war.


Being grateful by nature or learning how to be grateful can actually be good for your health

Grateful people report having more energy, he says. They're more enthusiastic, have fewer aches and pains, sleep better, get more exercise, have lower blood pressure and are more well-liked by others


Gratitude seems to energize and elevate people. It's available to everyone. And it has a very large payoff for a very small investment

From an article I read recently

GOOD MORNING!

I’m counting my blessings and feeling pretty good this morning ! I hope you all are too ! I’m ready for a day of house blessing and preparation. I’m starting my Christmas craft project today. I may take a few pictures, but won’t show them as they are gifts. Or I should say will be gifts if I get them done.

Sometimes I get started on something and it takes awhile to complete it. Hopefully it will be this year and not next.
We’ll see…



THOUGHT FOR TODAY

All along your journey, someone looked after you … someone mentored you … someone believed in you … someone cared … someone picked you up when you were down, dusted you off and sent you lovingly back on your way again ... someone listened ... someone else gave you a wakeup call . . . someone was there, in large ways and small. Pass it on!

Don’t forget those magic words THANK YOU!


‘On Ya’- ma

12 comments:

Adirondackcountrygal said...

I loved your thought for the day, reminded me so much of my Mom, I had to send it to her!

Anonymous said...

Just like you I am trying to get some Christmas gifts under way ,I have two quillows to make ,I have taken a break from the sewing machine so here I am ,ah well back to work hee hee ..love Jan xx

Hollie said...

I know your gifts will be wonderful!!!!

Joan said...

Hi, I hope you have a good day with your gift making and don't get distracted or hindered. Love Joan.

Joyce said...

Your thought of the day is always a blessing to read. I can't wait to see your new Christmas craft project!!! Enjoy your weekend...hugs and love,
Joyce

Alice said...

I really like your "thought for the day". Have a Funday :).....

Kathy said...

Have a wonderful Saturday. I hope you have fun with your projects.

Jeannette said...

Hope you get yours gifts finished. Would love to see them but understand why you cannot show them lol

Ally Lifewithally said...

look forward to seeing what your gifts are ~ I hope to get my own project finished before Christmas :o( ~ Ally x

betty said...

thank you Ma for your inspiring entries and a journal of hope!! your Christmas project sounds intriguing; I hope you will share it after Christmas so we can see what you made :)

betty

Linda said...

I'm sure when your projects are finished, your Christmas gifts will be wonderful....just like you :)

Pooh Hugs,
Linda

Janie said...

Boy does my house need a house blessing!! Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Janie