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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Chapter 11, Page 6, Book 13

Life is huge!  Rejoice about the sun, moon, flowers, and sky.  Rejoice about the food you have to eat.  Rejoice about the body that houses your spirit. Rejoice about the fact that you can be a positive force in the world around you. Rejoice about the love that is around you.  If you want to be happy, commit to making your life one of rejoicing.

Author Unknown  

I definitely feel that being thankful involves an attitude shift. Instead of being concerned about what we lack, we can rejoice!   Taking time to be thankful always leads to rejoicing and gladness.

While it isn’t possible  to be thankful for every situation in our lives, we can  be thankful in our circumstances. There is a major difference between being thankful for every situation in life and being thankful in those situations.

There is a proverb that says, I complained because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet. We can face the fact that some of our experiences may not be the best. But we can always be thankful for what we do have.

It is in rejoicing that peace comes.  I find myself content in what ever circumstances, I can always find something to be thankful for.

Today I’m thankful for:

1106. for those that respect others privacy
1107. for talking less and listening more
1108. for ears that hear, more or less

For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and mind's delight,
for the mystic harmony,
linking sense to sound and sight;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.

Folliat S. Pierpoint, For the Beauty of the Earth  


betty said...

I liked that poem about rejoicing and what to rejoice about. It is a beautiful world around us with lots of rejoicing we can do to God for his creation. And I do agree, Ma, with being thankful does require shifting our focus because, like we all know, we really do have so much even when we think we don't.



I too like the poem.