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

Author Unknown

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Chapter 7, Page 21, Book 18


Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

 Don’t wait for happiness.


The first step toward happiness is to determine to be happy

George Hodges

Truth is that if we wait until we feel 100% ready, we will be waiting forever.  Some people wait all day for 5pm, all week for Friday, all year for the holidays, all their lives for happiness.

We cannot wait for the perfect moment to be happy.   What matters is what you do in this moment, right now.  Don’t wait because life is just too short.  

For me it’s a waste of time to be anything but happy.  I don’t want to spend my days arguing or fighting with someone.  I don’t have time for that.  I want to make every day the best one possible.  

I try to look on the bright side of every situation.  Every day may not be a good one but there is something good to be found in every day if we look for it.

Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.  Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone.  Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived.  By doing our best to live now, we make the moments worth living.


Happiness it the only good.  The place to be happy is here.  The time to be happy is now.  The way to be happy is to make others so.

Robert Ingersoll

5 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Hope you all have a very Happy Saturday !

Chatty Crone said...

I know Abraham Lincoln said that - but he did have a lot of depression of his own he was dealing with and his wife's!

jack69 said...

Some people wait all day for 5pm, all week for Friday, all year for the holidays, all their lives for happiness.

You said that and got an 'amen' from me. I have know folk like that. I thank God I have a natural desire to be happy, I also have a natural dislike for negative.

I know all is not 'roses', but somehow I know things are BETTER just around the corner or over the next hill.

I did like this one. You said it.
Love sent your way , Sherry & jack

betty said...

So true that while we wait for this or that, we are wasting the precious days we have here. We need to take each day for what it is and live it as fully as we can!

betty

TARYTERRE said...

it is important to live in the moment. "Every day may not be a good one but there is something good to be found in every day if we look for it."