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

Author Unknown

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Chapter 1, Page 24, Book 19

The moment one gives a close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world into itself.

Henry Miller

January 24th- mystery

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.

Rachel Carson

We all love a good mystery story.  And when I think about it, life is like a mystery unfolding.  We try to formulate plans for the future, but in reality, it is  a mystery what our lives will hold. None of us knows the future.  

One of the traditions here at my house for the New Year is to open a fortune cookie. I know that no one can predict the future, it is only for fun.  The only thing we know for sure is what is happening right now and try to enjoy it to the fullest. 

Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now.  Don’t miss it.

Leo Buscaglia

For me not knowing what the future holds is a blessing.  Were we to know what is going to happen next, we might fail to try. Life is full of mysteries and I’m not ever going to know all there is to know.  

Sometimes, we must know nothing, so that everything can be known, like Nature who does nothing, but leaves nothing undone. The mystery of life will open up to us when we are open to it, we don’t need to have all the answers.

Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery.  Today is a gift.

Eleanor Roosevelt


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

One thing I know for sure is that there is always time to be kind, and that kindness is never a waste of time. Love one another.

Mevely317 said...

The New Year fortune cookies is a great idea! (In good humor, that is!) Although I've been (rightly) accused of being a 'control freak', it's good to think of my life as a mystery novel. Often the best clues are found in the details!

jack69 said...

Oh yes the mysteries of life. We often say a young person just beginning an adult life would be shocked or stunned if they could see what they were going to navigate thru life. We have all faced that time that was scary, when we could not see around the next bend, thinking 'What are we gonna do?' at times the worst of thoughts go through your mind, but the problem comes and goes. When that has happened i remember saying to my self, "That wasn't as bad as I thought."
Oh life? what a gift.
Love from overcast skies,
Sherry & jack

betty said...

I think that's why God doesn't lay out our lives for us and tell us what is going to happen. I don't think we would try as hard if we knew what laid ahead or we would be so afraid of what laid ahead that we might go into bed and never get out again. I'm glad God holds our futures and he does a pretty good job with them!


Annsterw said...

I never know it was Eleanor Roosevelt that said that last quote! It is my very favorite and we use that a lot in recovery rooms. Thanks for the post!

Chatty Crone said...

I didn't know that Eleanor Roosevelt wrote that either. You know you look at grass from far away it looks one way - up close another - and when you look under a microscope it doesn't even look like a piece of grass anymore. Things change.
Love, sandiae