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

Author Unknown

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Chapter 9, Page 10, Book 17

By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer's best of weather And autumn's best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson

for all these lovely days

Always give yourself a lovely day - there’s so
much to be thankful for in spite of all the odds.

While we here at my house are enjoying some lovely days, there are many that are not.  It makes one feel doubly blessed to have quiet, cool fall like days.  

We so often take so many things for granted, and when you hear about others loosing everything the own, it makes you appreciate what you have.  Not every day will be like this but for me today is an absolutely beautiful one.  All is right in my world.

How can one help be thankful, when we have so much that others do not.  So many wonderful moments are lost while we wait for a perfect day to roll around again, until we start remembering what we’re grateful for again. You never know what can happen. You may lose things and people you never thought you’d lose.

We can even be thankful for natural disasters as they remind us of what is important in life.

Don’t let amazing moments pass you by, and let people know what you mean to them whenever you get the chance. Look in the mirror in the morning and be thankful for your life. Go to sleep at night and be thankful for all the days you have ahead of you.

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.

 Richard Bach 


jack69 said...

Today is a time to be especially thankful. We lived in Key West a few years, the highest point in Key West is 15'. Sad for folks there and thankful for our life here. We do have a son in harms way just above Tampa, a prayer would be appreciated.

Mevely317 said...

What a timely post!
I especially like the line, "Look in the mirror in the morning and be thankful for your life." For some reason it reminds me of that olden saying, "I'm not much baby, but I'm all I've got."

betty said...

So much going on in our country between fires, hurricanes, etc, it does make us appreciate the ordinary days we have and be grateful for them.



We should never take anything for granted. Things can change in a instant. "The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it."

Rick Watson said...

I did a new affirmation tape today. I listen to it each morning as I get started with my day.
One of the things I say is, Each day is a gift for which I am grateful.