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

Author Unknown

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Chapter 8, Page 15, Book 15

Effort matters in everything, love included.  Learning to love is purposeful work.

Michael Levine

August 15th - love has a purpose

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Helen Keller

Any of us can carry the burdens of just one day, it is when we willfully add the burdens of Yesterday and Tomorrow that we break down.  It isn’t the experience of Today that drives us mad.  It is the remorse for something that happened Yesterday; the dread of what Tomorrow may bring.  Yesterday and Tomorrow are God’s.  Leave them with him!

 We were never intended to carry heavy burdens.  And when you try to carry them all day long, you can’t think of anything else, you can’t get anything else done, you’re no good to anyone else, and then that burden you’re carrying starts to have drastic effects in other areas of your life, which eventually increases the burden you are carrying.  It’s a lose, lose situation.

Love is more important than anything else. It is what ties everything completely together

Colossians 3:14

The best use of your life is to love.  Loving is a win win situation.  When we love, love is returned.  

What we give in love, comes back.  

A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.

Elbert Hubbard


betty said...

I like that "Yesterday and Tomorrow are God's, leave them with him." That is so true how we can burden ourselves down with regrets and worries. Good just to live for today and let God take care of tomorrow.


Mevely317 said...

Love that quote by Helen Keller!
"The Dread of Tomorrow" - funny, you don't often hear the word 'dread' spoken so much anymore, but (too) often that's exactly what I've allowed myself to feel. What a waste, eh?

Debbie said...

Just popping back in to say thank you for stopping by the Lakehouse, and leaving your kind comment.
Love to you.

jack69 said...

How true that is we were not designed to carry heavy burdens, but we sometimes try, to our chagrin. Sweet.
From North Carolina our home base for a month or so.