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

Author Unknown

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Chapter 11, Page 25, Book 17

The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of life is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give. The joy of life is to love.

William Arthur Ward

November 25th

Today I’m thankful for change

Thanksgiving Memories

The past can teach us, nurture us, but it cannot
sustain us. The essence of life is change, and we
must move ever forward or the soul will wither and die.

Susanna Kearsley

We all face changes every day whether it is a simple change in the weather, our schedule or expected change of seasons. Change affects us all and we each deal with change differently. This is the only constant in life, the only thing we can be sure will happen.

Just like seasons, life and people change too. You get things the way you like it and then something beyond your control changes everything. 

Happy people roll with the punches. They know from experience that everything changes. Today's good fortune may vanish tomorrow, today's crisis may turn out to be tomorrow's good fortune.

Author Unknown

Sometimes life does not go as you planned.  When this happens, breathe and remember that life’s richness often comes from its unpredictability.  Every moment gives you a new beginning and a new ending.  Be thankful to start from where you are now.  Wishing for a different past will only waste your present.  

Life is what you make it, and change is no different! In fact, the only thing we can count on in life is that change will be constant!   But it is all a part of life and we can all learn and grow from it.

 Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different.

C. S. Lewis


betty said...

I'm resistant to change but it comes whether I like it or not. Looking back on change, I've always learned a thing or two from it.


Mevely317 said...

"Wishing for a different past will only waste your present." Gosh, that one got to me!
If it were possible to go back and change an outcome (or several), I'd be without some of the treasures I hold dearest today.

PS - I never tire of seeing your 'older' pictures. Fun to try and pick out who is who and see how much your grandbabies have grown! :)

Chatty Crone said...

Look how your family grew!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful!


Beautiful family pictures. "Happy people roll with the punches."