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

Author Unknown

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Chapter 9, Page 24, Book 15

Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile

William Cullen Bryant

September 24th - Winter is coming, but autumn gives us time to prepare for loss – of light and warmth, of love and life.

Autumn is the perfect time to take account of what we’ve done, what we didn’t do, and what we’d like to do next year.

Author Unknown

Do you ever wish that life was like a vending machine? It would be so easy if we could just put in the correct amount of work and prayers, push the right button, and watch everything come out exactly as we have planned.

But sometimes even vending machines get jammed, and we end up with something we don’t want. Or nothing at all.  Some people get so angry that they shake or kick the misbehaving machine. Unfortunately, this rarely works, and they are left even more frustrated. They still end up with whatever they got.

Taking some time to consider how you react when life doesn’t hand you what you have ordered, makes your realize just how important our attitudes really are.

Autumn is more than just a season; it's a state of mind! 

I am in awe of nature’s consistency. Every autumn, the earth begins its cycle of release, rest, and replenishment. Winter is a time for rest. Then comes the rebirth of spring. By summer, flowers are in full bloom.The gentle shift in Earth's axis signals more than changes to the leaves. It calls us toward preparation for cooler days leading into wintry nights.  

Remember: If you smile and enjoy all these precious  moments, your attitude may be infectious.

Smiling Is Infectious 
Author Unknown 

Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu, When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too. I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin. When he smiled I realized I'd passed it on to him. I thought about that smile, then I realized its worth. A single smile, just like mine could travel round the earth. So, if you feel a smile begin, don't leave it undetected. Let's start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected! 


jack69 said...

;-) I like the vending machine comparison, LOL. True. Fall is a beautiful season, I noticed we too have a few leaves falling..
WE have a beautiful autumn day, 76 overcast.

betty said...

So true about the vending machines; it would be perfect until something happened to the machine and then we would be frustrated with it all. I am enjoying fall here in Arizona; so many different things than fall in Southern California with the early changing of the leaves and today I saw 3 blue birds (had seen only 1 before). They were all together in a tree; tried to get a picture but then they flew away. There went the blue birds of happiness :)