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

Author Unknown

Monday, January 19, 2015

Chapter 1, Page 19, Book 15

Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Franklin P. Jones

Sometimes it seems as if life were a merry go round ride. Only, something is out of whack and the ride has suddenly started moving a little too fast. The colors blur together. The music is too loud. The gentle ups and downs feel more like serious plunges and crests.

The ride isn’t what we bargained for. But we can’t seem to find a way to slow down or get off. It’s in the moments when we realize we’re on the ride, and that it’s getting overwhelming, that we can take action.

Obviously the daily grind can feel like an endless circle of movement that never seems to have an end. But hopefully when you are able to slow down you will see things a little more clearly.

You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry go round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back. 

William D. Tammeus

A child delights in going  up and down, the playful music playing and the game of seeking to find pleasure in those who love him. His parents delight in all things that make their children filled with joy ! The love goes round and round.

If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry go rounds. I would pick more daisies.

Nadine Stair

On the merry go round of life, we climb up and hold on with all our might, knowing that a moment of distraction could lead to injury or worse. We enjoy the highs, manage the hurts and in many cases, offer the rest to the Creator with a knowing that all is well. We do gain and lose things in life and the hope is that at the end, it all balances out.  Enjoy the life you have.

With all the thousands of pictures and graphics that I do have I couldn't find any of merry go rounds.  Unbelievable but true. 

Life is like a merry go round. You can either whine or find wonder and love the ride


Scrappy quilter said...

Instead of whining I decided this year to enjoy the ride and the journey, to not stress over anything. It is mind blowing how we often whine over the littlest thing. Looking at what others are experiencing on their merry-go-round can often change of whining to joy. Another great post.

betty said...

It is good to remember with a merry go round that no matter how many times we go up and down, it does eventually stop and gives us a rest. Our lives are like that when we have valleys and peaks and then sometimes just normal and rest. I think God designed it just about perfect I do believe.


jack69 said...

I enjoyed the read. I like the comparrisons but you topped it off with this:

Enjoy the life you have.

Some fo the best advice in the world. I see humans with no limbs who have the brightest smiles, love pours out. YOu are right, We can do that, LOVE!


Your post is so true. I was surprised by the first quote, but really do like it. "Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."