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

Author Unknown

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Chapter 1, Page 5, Book 18


Advice from a Cardinal

Stand out in a crowd
Go out on a limb
Be a bright spot in others lives.
Speak up
Add color to your life.
Itokay to be a little flashy.

Author Unknown

January 5th - advice


The only thing one can do with good advice is to pass it on.  It is never of any use to oneself.

Oscar Wilde

I always value good advice. I’ve learned a lot from others over the years and am thankful for it.  I don’t think I could ever learn all the lessons I need in one lifetime, so for me advice is invaluable.  No price can be set on good advice.

We all seek or give advice at one time or another, but sometimes what we want to hear isn’t what we wanted just like what we say, wasn’t what was good for someone else.  


Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.

Bruce Lee

Sometimes good advice is very hard to find.  You have to be careful who you ask. Not everyone gives good answers. Some like to give advice just for the sake of speaking and not really caring one way or the other.

We should only give advice when asked, not automatically when someone shares a problem.  Unsolicited advice sends a message that you are jumping in because they cannot handle the problem or situation for themselves. Sometimes it is better to listen and empathize.



Advice is more fun to give than receive.

Malcom Forbes

If someone comes to you for advice, let them know youre here to help but trust me to make their own decisions.  Your confidence may be all the help they need.

There are the occasional bits of advice that stick with us.  Whether from your grandma, a friend, a simply from a song, certain advice appeals to us more we thought could be possible.   When I want to do one thing and everyone is advising me to do something different, it is helpful for me to remember that I have more information about what is right for me than anyone else does and that is when I have to listen to my gut, and trust myself. And of course prayer always helps.


When you counsel someone, you should appear to be reminding him of something he had forgotten, not of the light he was unable to see.

Baltasar Gracian


6 comments:

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

The best advice I ever received...Love one another and you will be happy.

Mevely317 said...

Wise counsel this morning ... thank you.

TARYTERRE said...

advice should only be given when asked for. "Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own."

betty said...

True that we should see if the person we want to give advice to wants to hear it. There are a lot of sources for good advice, of course the best one is the Bible :)

betty

jack69 said...

Good succinct comments today but I had to repeat this, it hit me in the right place:


Sometimes good advice is very hard to find. You have to be careful who you ask. Not everyone gives good answers. Some like to give advice just for the sake of speaking and not really caring one way or the other.

Sherry and I are still laughing at the truth in Oscar's first comment, I love it.

Yep as always, good one!
Sherry & jack

Rick Watson said...

The time I tend to remember advice is when I don’t heed it an mess up.