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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Chapter 8, Page 22, Book 17

Let anyone determine yourself worth.
Speak without listening.
Give up before you’re ready.
Forget to breathe.
Settle for less than you deserve.
Dim your sparkle.
Complicate what you can simplify.
Make promises you can’t keep.
Believe it’s too late to begin.
Author Unknown


Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never in nothing, great or small, large or petty never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. 

Sir Winston Churchill

As hard as it is to believe. the precious granddaughter of mine in the picture above, has a side to her that most wouldn’t or couldn’t believe.  She’s a little stubborn and definitely has a mind of her own.  One of her favorite sayings is, NEVER.  I was surprised to say the least the first time I heard those words come from her mouth.  She said it like she really meant what she said and I wasn’t going to be the one to argue with her.  

In a way I really hope she keeps this attitude through life.  I don’t think she’s ever going to be one that can be easily swayed by what others think, say or do.

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself. Never spend your money before you have it. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold. We never repent of having eaten too little. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly. How much pain have cost us the evils which never happened. Take things always by their smooth handle. When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, a hundred. 

Thomas Jefferson

They say we should never say never, but I think that having a NEVER kind of attitude has a lot of benefits.  It’s the attitude to never give up.   Attitude is an important attribute in our life. Without the right kind of attitude, you can never achieve anything in life.

Never complain and never explain. 

Benjamin Disraeli


betty said...

She is a cutie for sure. Glad she has that spunk to speak her mind. Good reminder we should never give up on our dreams.


jack69 said...

What a sweetie. Yes a great trait. I was glad to read the quote by Jefferson. Also the quote by Benjamin D. Henry Ford Jr. wrote a book by that title and I always thought that was his quote, I knew he did not claim it original, but did not remember who's quote it was. THANKS!

Rick Watson said...

That is a cute youngun. Not quitting is good advice. Many people are within reach of their dreams/goals and never reach them because they give up too soon.

Mevely317 said...

These never-isms are great!
Was it difficult not to crack up when you first heard that little cutie?

I especially like Thomas Jefferson's advice about counting to 10 ... or even, 100.


your granddaughter is a real cutie pie. I think it is important to, 'NEVER SETTLE FOR LESS THAN YOU DESERVE."