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

Author Unknown

Friday, July 24, 2015

Chapter 7, Page 24, Book 15

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

 Antoine de Saint-Exupery

July 24th - love harmonizes

If I see everyone as family...
it becomes easy to remain loveful.

Focus on compromise and collaboration, harmony will be restored

When conflicts arise, we need recognize that those with differing views are not out to get you, but merely approaching things from a different point of view. The best remedy is to seek to find points of agreement and work together to build compromise.
You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note. 

Doug Floyd

I have lots of fond memories from when my children were young and one of those was our family council.  We’d gather around the dining room table and talk about what ever problems each one had that week.  From the oldest to the youngest everyone was invited to express their views and ways to solve the problems.   Not every problem had a solution, but I was always amazed at what my children came up with.  

Harmony is pure love, for love is a concerto.
 Lope de Vega

It was one way I tried to make sure that the children realized that a family is a unit that works together for the good of all.  It’s sad that we all can’t sit down and discuss problems with each other.  One thing I’ve learned is that what I can’t think of, someone else can.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi


jack69 said...

What a grand idea, a family council. Of course YOU would come up with such a fantastic FAMILY idea.

Nice.... Have a great weekend..

betty said...

I liked the idea of the family council. That was a wise one, Ma! Such a great thought too of love being harmonizing. Just like notes have different sounds, love does too, and when put together, it can be quite wonderful!



We are often too quick to rush to judgement when things are not being done the way we like. Sometimes having a fresh pair of eyes and a different approach makes all the difference... just like you said.