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

Author Unknown

Monday, January 07, 2019

Chapter 1, Page 7, Book 19

Life is a long road on a short journey.

James Lendall Basford

January 7th - a winding path

The longest journey begins with a single step, not with a turn of the ignition key.

Edward Abbey

2019 brings a new journey, a new path to take in my life.  No telling where this trip will take me, but I do know where it begins.  It all begins with me.  

I am the one that has to decide whether or not I will go right or left, pick up speed or slow down. It’s up to me to make this the best of what is to be.  

The best day of your life is one on which you decide your life is your own.  No apologies or excuses.  No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.  The gift is yours— it is an amazing journey — and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.

Bob Moawad

Every day is a new adventure even when you don’t wonder far.  This is a new year, a new day, that will be filled with all sorts of new things.  Every day new challenges and opportunities will come our way.  We learn something new, and do new things.  

Each day that we wake up, we are given another chance to experience life.  By taking notice of everything around us we can find the beauty in ordinary moments. There are miracles all around us if choose to see and enjoy them, because every day brings new experiences filled with endless possibilities.

As for me, poet Walt Whitman once said, I know another else but miracles.

I hold onto the blissful notion that the journey is worthwhile and I tip toe across the chasm with a song and a smile.

Harry Chapin


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

It's the first Monday of the new year! Make it a good one!

Mevely317 said...

Yes, we're all on an amazing journey.
And how blessed, those of us whose paths intersect. Like that poem says ... for a day, a season, or a lifetime.

Chatty Crone said...

I always try to make or leave things better than they were before!

jack69 said...

Life is full of miracles, adventure and surprises. And yes we decide the speed and many turns. Each one of us have a responsibility to do our BEST!
Sherry & jack

betty said...

So true how we learn new things every day or do new things every day. Never a dull moment if we allow ourselves to enjoy our lives.