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

Author Unknown

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Chapter 8, Page 27, Book 16

The best day of your life is the one
on which you decide your life is your own.
No apologies or excuses.
No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.
The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey 
and you alone are responsible for the quality of it.
This is the day your life really begins.

Bob Mouawad

August 27th - no excuses here

'Excuse me' has several meanings in polite company. It is used when bumping into somebody accidentally. It is employed to interrupt somebody who is speaking and the listener wishes to interject a thought or two. It is spoken when a person wishes to move away from a discussion to move elsewhere. It can be a request after a belch.  We can ask to be excused from classes, jury duty, and other invitations to which we would rather stay home.

Time goes by. We don’t get any of it back; each moment matters. When we are reminded that the supply of days isn’t limitless, we start to see greater value in each one. When we become more committed to living life intentionally and without regrets, it’s some times called ‘no excuse living’.

We get what we get. A day, week and month for you is the same amount of time for me. Its value, however, is in how we use each moment of time. 

We choose how to show up to each day of our lives. We can choose to make life grand, an event,  or we can allow ourselves to get pushed and shoved through life, based on what others want for us, disappointed and bitter. A 'no excuse' life is one that takes possession of how we live life, for how it is and how we want it to be.

Live with no excuses
Love with no regrets


betty said...

So great advice to live with no excuses and no regrets. Even if we have had regrets or excuses, we should move on and from this day forward live freely without them.


jack69 said...

I guess eveyone at times has leaned on an excuse. BUT as one realizes blame and excuses are normally for failures, most folk grow up and when they say I have no excuse they really mean it, some folk say it, but never mean it.

And you are right, there are times 'excuse me' is socially correct, especially if you bump someone accidentally.
Good one, life would be much better with NO EXCUSES for sure.

jack69 said...

As always it seems, AMEN to Betty's comment! (smile)

Mevely317 said...

I never thought about the (seeming) increase in folks making excuses for their failings. But once last year, after a long talk w/ my best friend I concluded, "Well, I've no-one to blame but myself." She was, in a word, shocked -- and said so.
Sure I've regrets, but no-one forced me to do the things I did. Must remember to keep looking forward!

Happy Sunday!


Most people take things for granted. I never do. "Time goes by. We don’t get any of it back; each moment matters."