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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Chapter 12, Page 10, Book 14

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. 

Dale Turner

In order to make our dreams come true, we must take action rather than simply wishing for what we want.There is a popular misconception that we might be able to just wish our dreams into being.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman

Waiting for everything to be perfect before we act, or waiting for what we want to be handed to us, leaves us waiting forever. No one expects us to be perfect, so the best thing we can do for ourselves is to get out there and take action on our dreams. 

I know Christmas is coming, but not today. Today offers snowmen, snowballs and hot chocolate with marshmallows.  Today offers Christmas tree decorating, cookie baking, maybe gift wrapping.  Today, I am invited to live in the wait.  To live in this moment.  Not to wait for something better. 

I read a story once about some last minute Christmas shoppers. The store was jammed, and the lines were long at the check out lanes. In addition, there was nobody available to help the customers in the store. Amid this madness, the telephone rang in the mail order office. The caller asked if two copies of a popular book were still available. The clerk went to look for the book. There was indeed two copies left. The clerk told the caller she had two copies left. The clerk ask the caller for her address. The caller said, Never mind sending them to me. I'll pay cash for the books. Just bring them up to the front of the store...I'm the one standing by the pay phone.

Isn’t that how we spend much of our time, ignoring what is right in front of us, while hurry to get things done or wasting time to find something better to do ?

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame. 

Elizabeth Barrett Browning


jack69 said...

I am going to tell you it is hard to beat Elizabeth Browning but you done well with:
I know Christmas is coming, but not today. Today offers snowmen,etc *********


betty said...

I liked that quote from Elizabeth Browning, that is so true! I do feel for those who work retail this time of year; not sure I could do that and have to wait on people who might be tired of waiting.



Love the story and the quote. I used to work retail at Christmas and it's interesting, to be sure.