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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Chapter 10, Page 11, Book 17

You learn something every day if you pay attention. 

Ray LeBlond.

Paying attention

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

Henry Miller

What captures our attention, controls our lives.  To keep your attention in the right place it is essential to remind yourself every day of what is truly most important.  

What we see is a choice.

How we see is a choice.

I’ve learned to pay attention to the little things in life because they are often the biggest things.  They are what we will remember and appreciate when we reflect on days gone by. A little thing may be a fun evening with friends. It may be the joy of learning something new. It may be listening to the giggles of your kids. It may be the warm feeling you get when you’ve done a simple kindness for a friend or a stranger. It may be noticing nature bloom and blossom.

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention

Greg Anderson


betty said...

So true we must pay attention so we don't miss out on the small but great things of life.


jack69 said...

As I have said often, I enjoy your quotes from wise men and women but as today your words are the best i.e.
What captures our attention, controls our lives. .................. Ain't that the gospel truth!

Mevely317 said...

How true! The little things in life are often the biggest things. A few years ago a blog friend hosted a weekly meme called "Simple Pleasures." I miss seeing everyone's gentle prompts.


we have to keep our attention focused it's true. "What captures our attention, controls our lives. "