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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Chapter 8, Page 30, Book 16

How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people. 

Albert Einstein

August 30th - time to reflect

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. 

James Levin

We constantly take in countless sights, sounds, and information every day. While it is important that we continue to be open to the world around us, it is also important that we stop and reflect on all that we have learned and experienced.

Through refection we can see how strong we've become through the ups and downs, joys and disappointments of life. These experiences have made us stronger and more capable. From times of reflection we gain a new appreciation of who we are  the ways we contribute to the world.

If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life, that we give to the question of what to do with two weeks vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days. 

Dorothy Canfield Fisher


jack69 said...

I am stuck on the first quote by Einstein. WOW. I also like how our life's present state is
a reflection of our present state of mind. So very true.

jack69 said...

I beat Betty here! Hi BEtty! I am usually still in bed when Betty gets here.

betty said...

LOL Jack! Hi back! You were an early riser today :)

I liked that last quote of Dorothy Canfield Fisher. So true what we reflect on, like so many people reflect and get ready for the wedding day, they forget to reflect about what actually happens the day after the wedding day when you start living together as man and wife and they don't sometimes adequately plan for that. It is always good to take time to reflect on all aspects of our lives and days ahead and remembering the days behind as well.



I totally agree quiet reflection leads to more effective people. Love the Einstein quote too.

Rick Watson said...

I'm reflecting on your post :)