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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Chapter 2, Page 25, Book 09



ASH WEDESDAY

WHAT TO GIVE UP . . .
Give up complaining. . . . . . . .focus on gratitude.
Give up pessimism. . . . . . . . . become an optimist.
Give up harsh judgments . . .think kindly thoughts.
Give up worry. . . . . . . . . . . . . trust Divine Providence.
Give up discouragement. . . . .be full of hope.
Give up bitterness. . . . . . . . . . turn to forgiveness.
Give up hatred. . . . . . . . . . . . . return good for evil.
Give up negativism . . . . . . . . .be positive.
Give up anger. . . . . . . . . . . . . .be more patient.
Give up pettiness. . . . . . . . . . .become mature.
Give up gloom. . . . . . . . . . . . . .enjoy the beauty that is all around you.
Give up jealousy. . . . . . . . . . . .pray for trust.
Give up gossiping. . . . . . . . . . .control your tongue.
Give up sin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . turn to virtue.
Give up giving up. . . . . . . . . . . hang in there!

GOOD MORNING !

For many of us today is Ash Wednesday which begins the season of Lent.
This list above is a favorite of mine and remains hanging on my refrigerator in the kitchen all year long. It is in a place where I’ll be reminded every day of the year that it is not enough to give up chocolate or candy.

Giving up the gloom and enjoying the beauty around me may get a little easier today. We are supposed to have temps in the 40’s. Anything above freezing is a cause for rejoicing for sure.


THOUGHT FOR TODAY

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn

Harriet Beecher Stowe

‘On Ya’-ma





8 comments:

Hollie said...

Great list! I looked on your profile for an e-mail address, but there wasn't one. I was going to send you this e-mail I got, but I posted it on my blog. I think you will like it. It's called, "I'm in the 93%." Have a great day!

HUGS;)

Hollie said...

PS.... I have an award for you. Come by & pick it up.

Hugs;)

Alice said...

No complaints here, Pam. Today will get up around 77* and tomorrow around 80*. Really windy but who cares!! I do like the list and love the picture at the top :).....

Joyce said...

Love the list...hope your week goes well, many hugs and love,
Joyce

Scrappy quilter said...

Great list. I'm going to print this up and put it on my fridge too.

Kathy said...

I love the list. Much better than giving up some food. I think maybe if you do one of these for 40 days you will want to continue it for many more days. I'll try to do the no complaining one. Should be very hard..........indeed.

Rose said...

I loved your list for Ash Wednesday........I always enjoy your Journal.

Hugs,Rose

Kath said...

I think I must try giving up worry.It will be so hard,but I will try my best.Sorry my comment is late.I hope your Thursday is a good one.Take Care God Bless Kath xx