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

Author Unknown

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Chapter 9, Page 19, Book 15

Love and time, those are the only two things in all the world and all of life, that cannot be bought, but only spent.

Gary Jennings

September 19 - the best gift to give is your time

Like creativity, friendship is a sudden spark, appreciatedand protected. Chance provides the opportunity; care preserves the light.

Timothy White

 Friendships are loving relationships. They are special gifts you give to each other.   Friends help you to grow and celebrate life.

When we close ourselves off to people or dismiss them on the basis of our preconceptions, mistaken judgments, and prejudices, not only do we make them suffer, but we suffer as well.

Maybe we’ve allowed a good relationship to be ruined because we won’t give up a strongly held opinion of little importance. Perhaps we’re not giving someone a chance to prove he or she has changed because we won’t accept an apology. How many opportunities have we missed to make a new friend because we didn’t like the way someone dressed?

 Assistance is so important because assistance is love. Assistance, please.

So try develop the qualities that will enable you to live in fellowship with others: love, patience, generosity, and gentleness.

We can’t cultivate these qualities in isolation. Patience comes as you wait for someone to make up his or her mind. Awed by another person’s kindness, you can be motivated to set aside your own toughness. Only by being committed to other people’s best interests can you grow in love. 

A ray of sunshine, a balmy breeze 
Are a gift from God above,
 And He also gives us faithful friends. 
To warm our hearts with love. 

Source Unknown


jack69 said...

YOu again hit the ballout of the park. The paragraph that ends with this is so true, that it hurts sometimes:

How many opportunities have we missed to make a new friend because we didn’t like the way someone dressed?

We are having a beautiful fall day here in North Carolina, I hope the same for you!

betty said...

Sometimes we do have to perhaps look the other way when cultivating a friendship or a relationship and accept the fact that people can change and also be willing to forgive, I think it can open up doors of opportunities if we will allow ourselves to be a bit flexible.


Mevely317 said...

Several years ago I narrowly missed spoiling a good friendship over (silly) political opinions. I can't begin to imagine what life would be like w/o our friends!

Your street scene is lovely!

Rick Watson said...

Your posts always lift my spirits.