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

Author Unknown

Friday, February 02, 2018

Chapter 2, Page 2, Book 18

Love’s a choice.  Make wise decisions.

Shellie R. Warren

Every time we respond to negativity with positivity, see the beauty of life as though it were a treasure to be hunted, offer up gratitude or give our smile to someone who might not have their own to give, we’re choosing love.

Making the decision to love includes the everyday, little things that we often do for one another, especial when you’re not feeling loving.  

Fear and love can never be experienced at the same time.  It is always our choice as to which of these emotions we want.

Gerald Jampolsky

If you don’t actively choose love, you will find yourself in a place of fear.   By choosing love you leave behind negativity, you allow people to be themselves rather than demanding the live up to your expectations.  

Through anything that happens in life, we can chose to love rather than fear.  A conscious choice to love is the decision to be kind, compassionate, affectionate and understanding.

You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. 
The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about--the more you have left when anything happens.

Ethel Barrymore       


jack69 said...

Being miserable is a terrible place to live, and you are right FEAR will put you there. I guess that is an oxymoron, "Misery (Fear) LOVES company" ...

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Remember that old song: "You've got to ac-cen-tu-ate the positive, e-lim-i-nate the negative..." Made for a good song, and a good way to live.

Love may not make the world go around, but it does make the trip more enjoyable. I feel sorry for people who are prisoners of their own hatred.

Chatty Crone said...

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

Mevely317 said...

What cute memes to accompanying your words!

Only yesterday morning a co-worker said something unkind (at least I interpreted it that way). Thankfully I chose not to respond ... and actually, a few hours later, I found it laughable.

Martha said...

It's almost always a choice. Thanks for the welcome back (again). Have a great weekend!


you have to eliminate the negative and focus on the positive. "Fear and love can never be experienced at the same time. It is always our choice as to which of these emotions we want."