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

Author Unknown

Monday, August 15, 2016

Chapter 8, Page 15, Book 16

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

August 15th- disappointment is a powerful feeling

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. 

Henry David Thoreau

Thoughout life, we are faced with many disappointments. Harsh words. Stinging rebukes. Thoughtless remarks. Broken promises.Whether someone you trusted and loved let you down, whether something in your work or business didn’t go right, whether your life isn’t where you want it to be, life just seems to have a way of kicking us when we’re already down.

It’s so easy to be negative when things go wrong, or blame others for negative outcomes in your life.  But negativity and blame never changes anything for the better.

Disappointment can hover at the front of your mind and niggle at the back. Disappointment is not an easy thing to face, but standing strong in the face of disappointment and picking yourself up afterwards is crucial to living a good life. You cannot avoid getting hurt. But you can avoid letting your hurts hurt you.

Remember this:  I will be disappointed, I will disappoint, you will be disappointed, and you will disappoint. Life will be disappointing, but it will pass. Life is short, disappointment comes, but don’t stay there too long.

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. 

Martin Luther King, Jr.


betty said...

I liked that thought that disappoint will come, but don't stay there too long. Very wise words shared today, Ma!


jack69 said...

This one is very good and needed, It has been a very long time since we have actually been house hunting, seems we may need this advice big time, this week. LOL
Not really, we are sorta expecting disappointing results on this offer, so it it calls thru, we do think the line, "I have something better" does apply.

Yep this is a 'bitter/sweet' reminder about life. THANKS!


I wish Thoreau got it right. Not so sure he did. But I think the quote has profound merit. "If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment."