It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Chapter 1, Page 16, Book 12
Here’s a good inspirational message. Keep it in your hearts.
Death was walking toward a city one morning and a man asked,
What are you going to do?
I’m going to take 100 people, Death replied.
That’s horrible, the man said.
That’s the way it is, Death said. That’s what I do.
The man hurried to warn everyone he could about Death’s plan. As evening fell, he met Death again.
You told me you were going to take 100 people, the man said. Why did 1,000 die?
I kept my word, Death responded. I only took 100 people. Worry took the others.
This interesting tale portrays so well what a Mental Health Committee reported a few years ago – half of all the people in hospital beds are constant worriers. Mental distress can lead to migraine headaches, arthritis, heart trouble, cystitis, colitis, backaches, ulcers, depression, digestive disorders and yes, even death.
Add to that list the mental fatigue of nights without sleep and days without peace, then we get a glimpse of the havoc worry plays in destroying the quality and quantity of life. Worry is, and always will be, a fatal disease of the heart, for its beginning signals the end of faith.
Release the regrets of yesterday, refuse the fears of tomorrow and receive instead, the peace of today.
FREE YOUR MIND, YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID.
No matter what or what not is going on in our lives today, if we can keep those eyes of faith open, it will be a happier day for all of us.
No worries here today. Just staying in and keeping warm for the most part. I do a little work around here each day, trot up and down the stairs for a while and then rest a bit. Nothing much new in my routine for sure.
Have a MERRY Monday every one ! Don't worry - be happy!