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

Author Unknown

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Chapter 12, Page 12, Book 15

I hold it true, whateer befall; 
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all. 

Alfred Lord Tennyson

December 12th- learning to live, loved

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved… 

George Sand

Stone Soup

There is a story about villagers who were starving, and a newcomer suggested that they boil water in a large pot and add a stone; a very good soup could be made.  Upon tasting it, it was determined that it might be a little better if they could only find some potatoes…some were found.  More tasting ensued… maybe add a few onions, some cabbage, and finally, some meat was found.  When everyone gave what little they had, they had a large and nourishing meal. They all ate and were satisfied.

We need only to care, and love one another enough to share.   If we learn this lesson well, we will have more than enough to satisfy us.

Giving love makes you feel loved

At times when you feel like things are out of control and look hopeless, it likely means that there hasn't been enough love applied to it. Try loving more, not less

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides

When your life is empty of human love, affection, and security, there’s a tendency to want to fill it up with some substitute, namely, stuff. And when you have little else in your life beyond that stuff, you tend to value that stuff more than someone surrounded by the truly valuable intangible stuff, namely, love.

When you feel loved you love stuff less

We need only to care, and love one another enough to share.   If we learn this lesson well, we will have more than enough to satisfy us.  The gift of Christmas is a gift that must be passed on to be enjoyed. Our enjoyment of Christmas will be proportional to the joy we bring to others through our sharing.

Be brave enough to be real.

Be curious about God’s world.

Be fully present to each moment.

Be gentle with yourself and with others.

Be filled with wonder.

Be love

And be ready for joy.


jack69 said...

Yes, I like to live loved Got to run, being called and have not been able to have any funonthe computer today..

Hope you have a great day... Love from the Land of Disney!!!!

betty said...

So true to share a little, it really can go a long way, especially if everyone else contributes with the sharing :)