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

Author Unknown

Monday, September 21, 2015

Chapter 9, Page 21, Book 15

The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.

James M. Barrie

September 21 - having a humble heart

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Ephesians 4:2 

Too many people are miserable, constantly comparing themselves to others who are smarter, prettier or more successful. But the humble of heart have the ability to be happy with who they are.

 The humble can always ask for help, and they don't insist on everything being done their way.  They are patient and don't get frustrated with the weaknesses of others.  A humble person is very thankful. This is one reason they're usually so happy. Gratitude is the overflow of a humble heart. When we live with an attitude of gratitude, it releases joy into our lives

A lot of people live with a chip on our shoulder, as if the world owes us something.  A humble person does not feel anyone owes him anything. He does not feel entitled to have more, or for life to be easy, or for everyone to love him and treat him well. He is grateful for the least little kindness that is extended to him, knowing it is more than he deserves.

There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart. 

 Saint Augustine

The first step in being humble is to start doing things. They don’t have to be big things, but they should be helpful things. Then sit back and watch the spreading of happiness from your efforts. 

A humble heart combined with prayer and worship
always equals strength to keep going.


betty said...

This was good, Ma; it is so true it is better to be humble in our lives for so many good reasons. Something to definitely work on!


jack69 said...

I love it when someone knows my mama! YOu can find her personality from far away. (I bet your kids think the same thing)

Over cast here, cool and very nice!