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

Author Unknown

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Chapter 2, Page 13, Book 16

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile. 

Earl Nightingale

February 13th- Tips for the journey

Before every meaningful moment there is a time of preparation, a time of longing. Lent is the forty days that we set aside to enter into the wilderness of our souls and find that place of quiet, openness and emptiness. 

Tips for making the Lenten Journey more meaningful

 Slow Down 
Set aside 10 minutes a day for silent prayer or meditation. It will revitalize your body and your spirit.

 Read a good book 
 You could choose a spiritual how to book or or one that you find inspiring

Be kind 
Go out of your way to do something nice for someone else every day.

Get involved 
Attend a Lenten lecture or spiritual program.

 Whether it's cleaning the church or helping with the food drive, it will give you a chance to help others.

Especially for people you don't like and for people who don't like you.

Tune out 
Turn off the television and spend quality time talking with family members or friends.

Clean out closets 
Donate gently used items 

This season of Lent is an opportunity to travel on a journey within ourselves to strengthen the bonds relationships with both God and our fellow travelers.  

You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world. 

William Hazlitt


jack69 said...

Great tips for the journey. And the quote from Nightengale, is so true. I used to listen to Earl at the height of my building business. One of the best speakers I have ever heard.

Enjoyed the read, hope you warm up soon!

Mevely317 said...

Enjoyed these tips! What a wonderful opportunity Lent presents.

Hollie said...

Wonderful tips!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

betty said...

I like those tips shared; especially the one of clearing out closets and donating to those who may be in need.


Rick Watson said...

Great post and like Jack, It's hard to beat Earl. I've listened to a ton of the tapes from his company. One of my favs was by Jim Rohn, The Art of Exceptional Living.