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

Author Unknown

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Chapter 9, Page 14, Book 17

A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men!

 Roald Dahl 

lighten up

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of the telescope. Which is what I do. And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.

 Dr. Seuss

A life time of happiness requires focus and effort. It takes work, work, on purpose, to sustain our happiness.  And lightening up and laughing will go a long way in helping you get there.

Some people are so busy reciting their woes and thinking of themselves as victims of the circumstances and people in their lives that it never occurs to them that they have the power to change how they perceive their situation.

You can laugh or you can cry.
You can enjoy yourself or you can suffer.

Happiness is always your choice.
John Morton

Life gives us numerous opportunities to choose which way to go.  Give yourself permission to laugh over the unexpected.  It helps to remember to lighten up over our mistakes.  We often let the things that matter only in the next 20 minutes rule out the things that will matter in the next 20 years .  So lighten up and enjoy all the days that the good Lord has given us.  

 I’ve learned through my own experience that if you don’t have joy, then no matter what you have or what you do or how great your circumstances may be…it doesn’t mean much.

Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don't get so worked up about things. 

Kenneth Branagh


betty said...

So true to lighten up and enjoy the days God has given us. They are short no matter how many years we live.



we shouldn't take everything so seriously, it's true. "I like nonsense, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities."

Mevely317 said...

As so often happens, so timely!
After a rough night, I found myself inexplicably running late this morning and out of sorts.

Seriously. During my commute, I practically 'commanded' myself to pause ... look around... look for the beauty. In other words, you're rubbing off on me, Ma. I love it!