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

Author Unknown

Monday, July 22, 2013

Chapter 7, Page 22, Book 13

You Are Worth It

Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special. 

Do not set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you. 

Do not take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless. 

Do not let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past nor for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life 

 Do not give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying. It is a fragile thread that binds us to each other. 

Do not be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave. 

 Do not shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible to find. 

The quickest way to receive love is to give love; The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly. 

Do not dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope; To be without hope is to be without purpose. 

Do not run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been, but also where you are going. 

 Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.

Author Unknown

Specially blended to be worthwhile…

We should never go through life doubting our existence or believing the lie that our life does not matter. By being alive in this day and time, we
should be eager for each new day that comes our way to meet its challenges and exceed what we even thought was possible.

A few years ago I was fortunate enough to do a Bible study of the book of Ruth.  In it we were reminded time and again that we born for such a time as this.  A time to be the special and unique person we all are. 

Right now, at this time, we have a chance to live life to the fullest in your own special way.  No one else can do what you can.  We all have some kind of talent or gift and even though they may not be the talents others have.  They are still special!

My little picture today is of a little garden snake sitting on one of my bird feeders on Sunday morning.  I guess he thought he was pretty special having found a safe place to enjoy a little sunshine.  I can't imagine how he managed to climb up the pole to sun himself there, but hey, he is talented.

I went off to church after snapping the picture and when I got home he was gone.  Now I'm going to be looking to see if he comes back.

I am always just amazed at the little things that happen in my daily life.  We just have to remember that wherever we may be, who ever we may be…we need to view life from our own special angle and make the most of it.  

Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Brian Dyson


linda m said...

Very good post today. Blessings

jack69 said...

All of this is good. But I could nto get past the first few words that talked about comparing ourselves to others, such a human frailty and an easy trap to fall into....

Chatty Crone said...

Good to hear it today - I needed that. sandie

JeanJournal said...

Dear ma, today's words from you are SPECIAL! ~ just like YOU! ARE SPECIAL! Jean(Rome Ga girl living in Calhoun


Love the photo, but do not like snakes. Good thoughts one and all.

Martha said...

I love having the time now to enjoy those wonderful simple moments. People who are overworked and overwhelmed miss out on all the simple joys in life. I'm so glad I recognize that and didn't allow myself to remain in that state too long!