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

Author Unknown

Monday, March 19, 2012

Chapter 3, Page 19, Book 12

The story of Noah through the eyes of a child...

One of the next important people was Noah, who was a good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a Ham.  Noah built a large boat and put his family and some animals on it.  He asked some other people to join him, but they said they would have to take a rain check.

MERRY MONDAY/ Doing the right thing

Life's too short, there's no rain check..Just one shot at it is all you get..

Each day we have the opportunity to do the right thing at the right time, without delay.

Many of our problems come from making the wrong choices. When you make a decision, you can do one of two things. You can spend a lot of time, effort and energy considering what it would have been like if you had made a different decision and searching the internet for more tips on decision making processes. Or you can spend that time, effort and energy on making your decision work. You get to decide
If life throws you a curve ball, slow it down.  Re-think your priorities

 Delaying can be costly. 
The inability to make a good decision helps explain why ordinarily sensible people get angry at colleagues and families, splurge on clothes, buy junk food at the supermarket and can’t resist offers they normally wouldn't even consider. No matter how rational and high minded you try to be, some can’t make decision after decision without paying a price. 

Courage + Trust + Willingness to go to the edge = No need for a rain check

To get the most out of life, we need to seize each opportunity as they are presented. No rain checks.  If we hold back because of fear, doubt or uncertainty, we just might miss the opportunity we have been waiting for.  Sometimes you just have to trust that world can wait while you take care of what and whom you have to.

It's Merry Monday here at my house...I'm taking care of what I need to do today!

Hope you are having a MERRY Monday too!

'On Ya'-ma


Ally Lifewithally said...

A Merry Monday to you ~
Thankyou for a lovely read this morning ~ Ally x

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Happy Spring!!
When do you start camping..!!??

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

the start of Camping season is being delayed this year due to many other things going on here. Probably won't get there till the first weekend in May.

betty said...

Liked the Noah jokes, Ma! Thanks for the morning laugh. So agree with you about your thoughts on decisions and choices, Ma. And I have to say, it helped me put some things in perspective that I was thinking about this morning so thanks for sharing these with us today!

have a great day!


jack69 said...

It seems that you are able to catch a mood. Thanks for the good information and especially the advice as usual. Good Stuff!

hope your weather is Springy! I know you are ready to look at the camper and a few campfires.

No camp fires at this park, but the stay has been different and quite enjoyable.

Sherry & jack


Decisions are not easy for my husband and I to make. We always try to optimize the situation. And when we can't, we get frustrated. But your post made the point whatever the decision... make it work. That is sage advice. I shall take it to heart. take care.

JeanJournal said...

84 and sunny today...I almost turned on the air donditioner ~ but raised some windows instead(It's not even Spring, until Tuesday!, much less Summer! ~ Doing the right thing is the BEST life style...But Of course, we are gonna occassionally eat too much cake or icecream! (because we're human :) ~ Been reading today...and kinda took a break from housework...watched a few WALTONS ~ HAVING OUR SAY is a good old fashioned book ~ The Delaney sisters, Bessie and Sadie, who lived to be over 101 and 103...all about good oldfashioned values...and about families always being close and ~ helping one another...I'm a city girl and C W was a country boy...we had a very good loving marriage that lasted 54 years...I miss him every day...He died of a sudden heart attack 7 years ago...yesterday...Enjoyed your thoughts today, Ma. ~ Jean(Rome Georgia Girl living in Calhoun)