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

Author Unknown

Friday, February 06, 2009

Chapter 2, Page 6, Book 09

We show our love sometimes by impulsiveness. Many times we have to show our love by forgiving someone who has not listened to the love we have tried to express.The problem is listening for love is that we don't always understand the language of love which the other person is using. A girl may use tears or emotions to say what she wants to say, and her boyfriend may not understand her because he expects her to be talking his language. Thus, we have to force ourselves to really listen for love.
The problem with our world is that people rarely listen to each other. They hear the words, but they don't listen to the actions that accompany the words or the expression on the face. Or people listen only for rejection or misunderstanding. They do not see the love that is there just beneath the surface, even if the words are angry. We have to listen for love in those around us. If we listen intently we will discover that we are a lot more loved than we realize.
Listen for love and we will find that the world is a very loving place after all:
LOVE is a happy thing.
It makes us laugh.It makes us sing.
It makes us sad.
It makes us cry.
It makes us seek the reason why.
It makes us take.
It makes us give.
Above all else, it makes us LIVE.
It is not the presence or absence of people that makes the difference because a person need not be lonely even if he is alone. Sometimes it is good to be alone. But that does not make us lonely. It is not a matter of being present WITH someone. It is a matter of being present to someone.
So remember...If you love someone, tell them. Remember always to say what you mean. Never be afraid to express yourself. Take this opportunity to tell someone what they mean to you. Seize the day and have no regrets.

Most importantly, stay close to your friends and family, for they have helped make you the person that you are today and are what it's all about anyway.
Author Unknown
TGIF! Thankfully it is Friday

It’s just been a cold long week. Today we are warming up above freezing and from the looks of our long range forecast for next week we’ll warm up each day although the night time temps will still be very cold.
That gives me a little hope for sure.

Fridays are usually pretty good days anyway. I know everyone usually looks forward to them and I guess that is what makes them special. Anticipation of two days off work makes the world look a little brighter

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo,
but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you
when the limo breaks down.
Oprah Winfrey
‘On Ya’ - ma


Joan said...

Good Morning, I have said this since retiring I miss the Friday feeling an awful lot but htere again every day if Friday still miss it. Have a great weekend. Love Joan.

Sugar said...

wonderful post, as always.
it's to be nice here for a few days, hooray. but then cold will set back in, brrr. will be glad when warm weather stays for a few mos.
have a blessed wkend.

Hollie said...

I'm off this morning to take my car to the Chevrolet place. All the gauges suddenly drop down to nothing...praying that it's not much of anything. Then I've got to go get my car tag. Have a good day.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Love your "Thought For Today"'s are over rated!!!

Have a great weekend.........


Alice said...

I've gotta brag a little here Pam; the temp is supposed to reach 75* and over for the next five days here. Wish I could bottle some of it and send to you :)......

betty said...

that was awesome what you posted about love there, Ma; I am going to print that out to share with others

enjoy the weekend

as you know, I'm taking a break from journaling, but I'll pop in when I can :)


Rose said...

Great the thought for today.

Cold front here in South Florida this week.

Hugs, Rose

Paula said...

I didn't know which of your blogs to try first so I just said eeny meeny and came up with this one and I like it. Love your though for the day too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ma...just wanted to drop in...and say HI....and hope you have a great week end...God Bless...hugs...Ora

Joann said...

Great posting, today... I especially love the quote by Oprah at the end.