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

Author Unknown

Monday, August 28, 2017

Chapter 8, Page 28, Book 17

The Size of Your Heart

It isn't the size of your house
That matters much at all.
It's a gentle hand and its loving touch,
That makes you great or small.

The friends who come to visit,
When out of your house they depart,
Will judge it not by the style you show,
But rather by the size of your heart.

It isn't how smart you are,
Or the wealth you've found.
Happiness comes from how you touch
The lives that are all around.

Making money is not hard,
But living life well is an art.
How people love and regard you,
Is all in the size of your heart.

Author Unknown

true wealth

It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy. 

George Horace Lorimer

They say money attracts more money. Wouldn’t it be nice to find out? But in truth, prosperity isn’t about money anyway. It’s about feeling rich in happiness, love and positive experiences.

This is something you not only can have, you can multiply with the right approach.

Appreciate your friends, and new friends will arrive. Look for joy each day, and you’ll find more. Feel happy about all you have in life, and you’ll find your happiness grows.

The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money. 

Author Unknown


Chatty Crone said...

You and I must think so much alike it isn't funny - everything you put I totally agree with - wish everyone did. Sanide

jack69 said...

Old 'Unknown' has written some great stuff. I wish I were half as smart!

Very good entry. I especially enjoyed the 'POEM'.

betty said...

We considered playing the recent lottery that the one woman won last week. I told hubby I really didn't want to win (now that we would have) but I really didn't want to have all that money. I didn't want to have to plan on what to do with it, have people asking for it, etc. I am content with what we have.



i loved the poem you opened your post with. "Look for joy each day, and you’ll find more."

Mevely317 said...

My mother said she used to pray (that) I wouldn't win the lottery! LOL.

Aside from health-care costs, I feel very blessed with what we've got. Remember that song from Porgy and Bess? - "I got plenty of nothing, and nothing's plenty for me!"

Lauren Michelle said...

Wonderful post. I think sometimes simple things are the best.