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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chapter 2, Page 24, Book 09

When faced with too many things, in too short a time, with too little money, and you "only have one nerve left," and "someone is standing on it", it may be a problem of balance

The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.—Euripides


Whenever I feel myself off kilter and out of sorts, it does me a world of good just to stop what I’m doing and let my mind go blank awhile. Sometimes we just get so full of trying to do things, nothing goes right. I seem to have more of these days now than I used to. More and more I’m in awe at the speed in which the world turns.

Today I put in several quotes about balance and the importance of it. Most of the time I try to just give you one thought for today but I guess I needed all these thoughts. Maybe one or two of them might help you too.


When you balance one thing with another, you're able to achieve maximum value from both. So balance effort with rest, excitement with serenity, fellowship with solitude, and expression with observation.
When the load is balanced, you can carry it a long way. Keep your life in balance, and you will surely go far.
Ralph Marston

The most pleasant and useful persons are those who leave some of the problems of the universe for God to worry about.

Don Marquis

Every night I turn my worries over to God -

he's going to be up all night anyway.
Mary Crowley

On Ya’-ma


Hollie said...

Beautiful entry! My favorite is the last one. I give all of mine to God every night went I go to that one really stuck with me. Have a great day!


LYN said...


Scrappy quilter said...

Wise words indeed. Thanks for always being an inspiration. It always makes my day when I visit your blog.

Kathy said...

Very good advice. I too leave my troubles with God every night.

betty said...

I liked the last quote the best; wise entry today Ma about balance!!

enjoy the day


Sybil said...

I especialy like the last words...
Thank you as always for your wise words dear Ma.
Hope all goes well today.
Much Love Sybil xx

Anonymous said...

I am trying to apply those very
thoughts to my own life. I am a
worry-wart but I am trying because
I have learned that God always knows best, even more that mothers.

Kath said...

Iv'e been trying to find the right balance just lately.Maybe I should take your advise and leave it up to God as I lay down my head each night..Have a lovely evening,enjoy your pancakes.Take Care God Bless Kath xx