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

Author Unknown

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Chapter 9, Page 6, Book 15

Brighten your corner with Gratitude;
     it is the candle of contentment.

Brighten your corner with Kindness;
     it is the flame of friendship.

Brighten your corner with Cheerfulness;
     it is the light of good will.

Brighten your corner with Joy;
     it is the window to health.

Brighten your corner with Humor;
     it is the sunshine of the soul.

Brighten your corner with Faith;
     it is the door to discovery.

Brighten your corner with Generosity;
     it is the portrait of character.

Brighten your corner with Enthusiasm;
     it is the torch of achievement.

Brighten your corner with Work;
     it is the lantern of success.

Brighten your corner with Patience;
     it is the reflection of maturity.

Brighten your corner with Love;
     it is the power of Brotherhood.

Brighten your corner with Prayer;
     it is the lamp of understanding.

 William Arthur Ward

September 6th - lean on me

The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.

Jane Wyman

There’s nothing like the bond between brothers. And brothers doesn’t only refer to people born to the same parents. A brother or sister can be  anyone you can depend on, who you will do anything for. Brotherhood as a larger concept entails uniting all of humanity. It is about finding it in your heart to truly care about your fellow human beings and build them up, while allowing them to lift you up too when you need it

You cannot see brotherhood; neither can you hear it nor taste it. But you can feel it a hundred times a day. It is the pat on the back when things look gloomy. It is the smile of encouragement when the way seems hard. It is the helping hand when the burden becomes unbearable.

 Peter E. Terzick

The power of brotherhood or sisterhood, unites us in common beliefs.  Together we consider ways to help each other and encourage each other. It all comes down to the fact that we must love one another.

We're all just walking each other home.  

Ram Dass


Rick Watson said...

Beautiful post. Jilda and I ofte do a gratitude ceremony for all the gifts in our life.

betty said...

I liked that brighten your corner; lots of good advice and wisdom there! It is great to have a brotherhood/sisterhood and be part of one in our lives :)


Mevely317 said...

I love the idea of brother(sister)hood!
Lean on me ... took me immediately back to a college football game we were blessed to attend a few years ago. His being embroiled in ugly controversy regarding (rumored) recruiting violations, it was 'iffy' whether Cam Newton would take the field. But, when he led his offense out onto the field, practically the entire Auburn student section began singing, "Lean on Me."
Gotta tell ya, it brought tears to my eyes!

jack69 said...

A planned gratitude ceremony sounds like a good thing. We should show our gratitude to all around.

Love from NC (this one is also a good post)