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

Author Unknown

Friday, February 15, 2019

Chapter 2, Page 15, Book 19

You must remember to love people and use things,
Rather than to love things and use people

Fulton J. Sheen

February 15th -people matter to me

A good motto is: Use friendliness but do not use your friends.

Frank Crane

People were created to be loved.  Things were created to be used.  Sad but true the world is full of things that are being loved and people that are being used.  There is an unhealthy inclination in our world to remove people from our lives who no longer serve us.

Our closets may be full, but our hearts are empty.  Many people put countless value on possessions, not people. Things begin to go wrong  when things are loved and people are not.

I’ve had it happen, maybe you have had it happen to you too,  there have been people in my life that were only friends as I long as I served their purpose.  When I no longer did what they wanted, or gave them what they needed,  they dropped me as a friend.  What I’d thought of as a person to love, was not a true friend at all.

As far as I’m concerned people will always matter to me more than the things I have.  

Who doesn’t want to know that we notice them and value them? And who might respond to us better when they feel that they matter?  It cannot be overstated - it matters… that people matter.

Steve Goodier


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

YOU matter to me!

jack69 said...

So true, it is very hurtful to be used not loved. When it has happened, I vow not to use people. very pointed entry my friend.
Sherry & jack

Chatty Crone said...

Very good theme today! Very true.

betty said...

I agree, Ma. That's why I always say when something gets broken and someone apologizes that we can replace things but we can never replace people. Very wise blog post today!


Mevely317 said...

I LOVE this message, Pam. It's been many years, but I'll never forget the (so-called) friends who dropped from sight when my former hubby lost his job. He always chose to look for the best in others and truly believed they were his friends. Can't say for sure, but I suspect he never got over the hurt.

NanaDiana said...

Thanks for such a great message, Pam. There are people that use other people and that is so sad. I know that I have been "used" by so-called friends a couple of times. I do believe we have to look for the best we can in others and love unconditionally. And THAT is not always easy to do. xo Diana

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

As old as I am, I'm still naive enough to be utterly shocked when I realize someone has been using me, because I wouldn't dream of doing that to anyone. I kinda wear my heart on my sleeve, which leaves me open to being hurt, but it beats shutting people out. Great message today, Ma!


finding out you're being used is the worse feeling. " It cannot be overstated - it matters… that people matter."