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

Author Unknown

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Chapter 11, Page 4, Book 17

A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset.
When you wake up,
take a second to think about what a privilege
it is to simply be alive and healthy.
The moment you start acting like life is a blessing,
I assure you it will start to feel like one.
Time spent appreciating is time worth living.

 Author Unknown

November 4th

I am thankful for each new day

Where your mind goes, so will you !  It’s true we are what we think!    If you want a beautiful day or even a beautiful life, you have to have beautiful thoughts.

It’s easy to let your mind go south, to become grumpy and unsatisfied.  It’s way too easy to let thoughts of anger, envy and sadness drag us down and believe me when I say it is not easy at all to pull your self back up again.

I’ve been there and done that and after reaching a very low point, I was tired of being unhappy so made every effort I could clear out the cobwebs lingering in my mind and let the sunshine in.  Letting only good thoughts replace the bad ones.  It’s not something that lasts for ever either, I still have to make a conscious effort to let the good overpower the bad.  

Every day may not be a good one but there is something good in every day.  There is a bright side to every day when we look for it.  

Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you're doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you. 

Joel Osteen


Chatty Crone said...

Good morning to you!

betty said...

So true to harness in our thoughts especially when they are going south and make them more productive by replacing them with pleasing beautiful thoughts. I know a lot of times I have to say to myself "I'm not going down that road" when my thoughts turn to things that are unpleasant, etc.

Have a great Saturday!


Martha said...

I will be thinking happy thoughts all weekend, heading to Fort Lauderdale. I'll catch up with you when I return. Have a fantastic weekend! :)

jack69 said...

Some people never learn, others it takes a long time but over all when we finally realize that we, and we alone determine our happiness, happiness can come to live with us.


we can let the bright side of life shine through. "You can choose to not let little things upset you."