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

Author Unknown

Friday, March 18, 2011

Chapter 3, Page 18, Book 11

Old times never come back and I suppose it's just as well. What comes back is a new morning every day in the year, and that's better

George E. Woodberry

We all need encouragement and today more than ever we need to work hard at keeping our attitudes from turning negative. Perhaps the easiest way of all is to Smile. A smile is a powerful encourager. It tells people that they are okay. It tells people that what they are doing is okay. For some people smiling comes naturally, while others need to be more conscious of smiling

Try to give people specific comments and encouragement on who they are and what they are doing. Let them know that they matter. Let them know how their work adds value.

In order for us to be encouraged and also to be encouragers we must focus on and look for the positive things in our lives or soon the bad things overwhelm us.

Lenten tip for today

FAST from being discouraged today.

PRAY for those without hope.

GIVE someone encouragement to try again.

If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.

Author Unknown

It's a Fantastic Friday here at my house and I do hope it is a fantastic day for you too.

'On Ya'-ma


BlueRidge Boomer said...

Great Post.....
We've got campers.....when do you head back to the campground...??


jack69 said...

Somethings are worth repeating:
If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.

So very true.

betty said...

I like that Fast from being discouraged; that is great advice today Ma! And we do need to encourage others since so many are struggling with so much these days. Smiles are great too because like you have said before, they are free and who knows, the person you smile at, friend or "foe", that might be the thing they need to help them get through their hard times.

have a good day!


Scrappy quilter said...

It's a beautiful day here too, just a bit cold for this time of the year. Again a wonderful lental tip. Hope you're day is perfect. Hugs