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

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Chapter 7, Page 31, Book 18

You can’t always control the wind, but you can control your sails. 

Anthony Robbins

 Let go ...When you can’t change a situation, change yourself

He who cannot rest, cannot work; 
he who cannot let go, cannot hold on;
he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward.

Henry Emerson Fosdick

Choose your battles and just give in on some points.  You don’t have to get your own way  every time, do you?

Let go of your concerns for awhile.  Table your problems and go for a drive or go to a movie or go shopping.  The respite is precious and then you can return to the issue with a clearer perspective.

Hit the reset button.  Whatever happened yesterday, forget about it. Get a new perspective.  Today is a new day.  Restart, begins now.

Germany Kent

We are what we think about.  When you think about something good, there is no room from bad thoughts to get into your mind.  Concentrating on trying not to think negative thoughts can actually increase them, but simply filling your mind with good things leaves no room for the bad things to get in.

Take time to roll over good thoughts over and over in your mind and this will help you to form the habit of thinking good things.  

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on

Havelock Ellis


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

I am always thankful that I'm not in control of the universe...God is in control and can do a much better job of things than I can.

jack69 said...

All I can say it 'SPOT ON'. You hit the nail on the head and had me thinking from the first quote that I love. I can adjust my sails. A great thought to start my day. THANKS!
Love from the Tar Heel state, Sherry & jack

betty said...

It is a good thought to think of good things rather than let the negative thoughts control our mind. Might be helpful too to have pictures of good things around, like our kids, etc., to help us think of those things when our minds want to go wandering down another path.


Mevely317 said...

oy, I could've used this advice (again) about 3 this morning! :)
Years ago I worked with a gal who - when the going got touch - picked up her cigarettes and went outside to do laps around the building. I hadn't thought of that in years!

Buttercup said...

Adjusted my sails today. Started my day with grocery shopping and had a long list of errands to get done running around the neighborhood. I've tackled my indoor list and feel so accomplished. Running around errands can wait until tomorrow. Now I'm enjoying blog visits.


pressing the reset button gives us a new perspective for sure. "All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on."