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

Author Unknown

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Chapter 2, Page 23, Book 17

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

Count your blessings and count your problems...
If your problems out number your blessings, Count again...
Chances are the things that you take for granted were not added up...

Success is 10% inspiration, 90% last minute changes. 

As seen on a billboard advertisement

February 23rd - trials or blessings

Change always comes bearing gifts.  

Price Pritchett

We are each a work in progress and never a finished product.  But this I know, we have been given tools to help us along the way.  Tools like sincerity, trust, and gratitude that will help us in the growing process.

There are daily trials like discouragement and anxiety that tempt us to give up our goals. To guard against discouragement, we are urged to be sincere of heart.  Being sincere is being genuine.  To be honest and straightforward without any pretense, misrepresentation, or deceit.  They say if you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.

As for anxiety, we re told to Hold on! Wait a little longer! When we are tempted to give up, this is exactly the moment to hold on a little longer. It takes a lot of faith, but trust can carry us a long way.

Then there is self pity. Absorbed in our troubles, we can feel like we are the only person in our predicament. That is when we should be grateful, even in the face of trials.  If we remember those things we are thankful for we tend to forget about what we don’t have.

Remember, we all face trials, but I’ve found that with tools like sincerity, trust, and gratitude, we will be better prepared to face them when they come.

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.  

Elizabeth Barrett Browning


jack69 said...

Thanks for the reminder of the tools at hand to defend against personal problems. Makes sense to me. My blessings WAAAAAAAY out weigh my problems....

betty said...

So true we are a work in progress and will be to the day we die. I am thankful for the tools God has given us as he completes his work in us. Now we have to make sure we use the right set of tools :)



A work in progress is indeed what we all are. I couldn't help but chuckle at this quote this morning, "Success is 10% inspiration, 90% last minute changes." I think thats very true.

Mevely317 said...

" ..... 90% last minute changes." That's so rich!

'Not sure how/when it started, but I have to say (that) Sincerity is probably the thing I most value in another human.

Rick Watson said...

Dang, there were some gems in this one.

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