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

Author Unknown

Monday, August 10, 2015

Chapter 8, Page 10, Book 15

We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

August 10th - love from the inside out

 Joy is the happiness of love--love aware of its own inner happiness. Pleasure comes from without, and joy comes from within, and it is, therefore, within reach of everyone in the world.

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

The time is coming soon, if it hasn’t already. a moment of self realization that something you say or do is exactly like a relative from a previous generation. Maybe it’s a phrase you say, a distinctive mannerism, or an attitude you have. Some believe that there’s nothing we can do about inherited traits. We didn’t necessarily ask for it, but it becomes a part of us. Some may call it a blessing, others a curse.

It’s a blessing when I see some mannerisms in my children that so remind me of their father.  It’s a curse that sometimes I see my mother in myself.

Dominant family traits are passed down to succeeding generations.  Some of these traits may be positive and beneficial, like nurturing skills, valuing hard work or education. However, negative and destructive behavior is also passed down within families. Often this continues until someone realizes that he or she can be the one to break the cycle and make a difference.

Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.
Paul Harris

A difference can be made by the example and values that are passed down to the next generation! We can choose to break the cycle of negativity.  Our choices aren't ours alone.  The choices and decisions we make don't just affect ourselves, but also our children, grandchildren and future generations yet unborn.

The good news is that a curse can be removed and once it is removed, it’s amazing how fast good things start flowing your way

Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.

William Arthur Ward


betty said...

This is so true how traits and mannerisms can be passed down from generation to generation and how difficult it can be sometimes, but not impossible, to change some of those traits. Hubby and me were just talking about this subject this past weekend. He came from a home that was a bit prejudicial but yet he has overcome that and accepted so much more than his parents would able to have ever been able to tolerate, but less accept. It is reassuring that it is possible to change things from influences of our growing up years if we take and make the effort to do so.


jack69 said...

Encouragement, yep. I always learn here. Loving from the inside is so important, most of the time we take it for granted.

Love you lady. You encourage well.
From Colorado Springs..