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

Author Unknown

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Chapter 1, Page 17, Book 15

January 17th - The more you give, the more you love.

The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and crimes of humanity, all lie in that one word  love.  It is the divine vitality that produces and restores life. To each and every one of us it gives the power of working miracles, if we will.

Lydia M. Child

The heart of the matter is that it is
the heart that matters. 

 Love is important for the health of your heart, body, mind and soul. They say that love is a great antidote to stress. Love decreases anxiety and staves off depression, which even reduces the signs and symptoms of heart disease.  Love decreases inflammation, improves your immune system, and can be a potent pain reliever. 

    It is important to remind yourself that there is so much more to love than just romantic love. There is love of life, love of nature, love of animals, love of others, and love of self, and all of these acts of love also provide amazing health benefits.

Years ago I learned that taking a walk is a good way to remove stress.  Just being outside and looking at nature is relaxing.  We had a slight raise in temps here this week and after being inside so many days, I got brave and went for a walk.  There were still many slippery spots and the going was slow, but it did improve my outlook.  I’m not a big fan of winter, but a good airing out really helps.

Eventually you will come to realize that love heals everything, and love is all there is.

Gary Zukav


Mevely317 said...

Great reminder that Real Love isn't all about romance!
For instance? I LOVE this picture of your street with its sweet blanket of snow.

jack69 said...

Love is happiness, Hapiness lowers strai/ problems. The happy person has a much better quality of life.
Love & Happiness? Good stuff to live by!


Love that you went for a walk and had a good airing out. made me smile. I have cabin fever, am running a temp and think i have strep throat. looking forward to airing out sometime soon, when this passes.

betty said...

I bet it was refreshing to get out and walk, Ma! Just getting out and enjoying the beautiful world God made is indeed a good loving thing to do!