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

Author Unknown

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Chapter 1, Page 31, Book 10

My final thoughts on beating the Winter Blahs…

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1

The word which God has written on the brow of every person, wrote Victor Hugo, is Hope. As long as we have hope no situation is hopeless

Hope is so important because it's the proverbial light at the end of any dark tunnel . Hope is the promise inside of you, deep in your heart, perhaps hidden under your fears and doubts, but it's there, waiting to be expressed. Keeping your hopes alive is what gives your faith the power to keep going.

Hope is an inside job. You trust that the sun will shine tomorrow. Trust is a form of releasing faith so that it can do what it needs to do without your interruption

Keep hope and faith alive your heart and know that things will get better. This too shall pass. Tell yourself this over and over as much as you need to until you finally get it. Nothing stays the same forever.

A smile is nature's best antidote for discouragement.
It brings rest to the weary,

Sunshine to those who are frowning,
And hope to those who are hopeless and defeated.
A smile is so valuable that it can't be bought,
Begged, borrowed, or taken away against your
You have to be willing to give a smile away
Before it can do anyone else any good.
So if someone is too tired or grumpy to flash you a smile,
Let him have one of yours anyw
Nobody needs a smile as much
As the person who has none to give.

Dale Carnegie

I do have hope that tomorrow will be better than yesterday, this winter too shall pass and with the HOPE that Spring is just around the corner we’ll have the faith to carry us through the remaining days of winter.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers today…Hang in there!

the PROMISE of Spring helps me hold on for just a few more weeks or maybe only days. Anticipation rises; the promise awaits


‘On Ya’-ma


Buttercup said...

Your pretty Valentine blog look lifts up my spirits. "We are nearer to spring than we were in September..." is a favorite line from a poem, and so true. Wishing you a great Sunday!

Kath said...

Your Valentine Header is very warming Ma.If it is your own table well done it looks beautiful.I love the candle holder.I keep hanging in there and Hoping one day!!I will never lose Faith no matter what.I hope you have enjoyed your weekend R&R so far.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Spring is just around the corner....Right????.....:)


Sybil said...

You certainly give us lots of encouragment Ma. Thank you. Loved you Valantine table it looks gorgeous.
Love Sybil0

betty said...

that is sooo true about hope, Ma. and it is something to remember too as you count down to spring. The weather will get better, the days get longer and soon you will be camping again (and retired to boot!)


Scrappy quilter said...

I love the look of your new very pretty. Another wonderful post filled with so much wisdom. Hugs

grammy said...

Just got cught up
sorry you have the winter blues
I am tired of the preschoolers being stuck in the house. I get in a bad mood. Then I feel guilty...
we did go for a walk, but the little ones hands were freezing. he won't keep gloves on.
Liked all you ideas.
This is my idea for the two year olds and one three and one five. I am going to let them put swim suits on and take turns two at a time being in the big shower stall down here in my play room area....and squirt each other. I may be sorry, but it is worth a try. (o:

Hollie said...

I sure am hoping for an early Spring. I'm soooo tired of the winter blahs.