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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Chapter 3, Page 12, Book 19

Gentle  Spring’s around the corner,
Waiting just to show her face
And to bring us flowers and sunshine;
Winter’s almost run his race!
Be not then, my friends, discouraged
That there’s cold and ice and sleet;
For Spring time soon will be with us,
And the flowers will greet;
Daffodils, so bright and yellow,
Hyacinths of varied hues,
As they nod their heads, in gladness,
Telling us they bring good news

Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, Springtime

March 12 - down but not out

Disappointments will come and go, but discouragement is a choice that you make.

Charles Stanley

It’s easy to get discouraged this time of year.  We had the promise of of warmer weather, then the  March winds kicked in and blew some very cold winds our way.  

Don’t let discouragement be the choice you make. Discouragement can be costly.  Its sense of defeat and hopelessness saps us of our energy and perspective. It keeps us from doing what we’re supposed to do.  

We do have a choice. We can actually turn things around by making a decision to let go of the situation that caused the discouragement in the first place.  What we think about has the power to affect every area of our lives. 

We can’t control all of our circumstance but we don’t have to let what happened today ruin tomorrow. There is always hope for a better day. 

The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.

James Whitcomb Riley

There is only one person in charge of your thoughts and feelings and that’s you. Being disappointed is inevitable, being discouraged is always a choice.

Falling down doesn’t make you a failure, it makes you human.  There is no failure for the man who gets up every time he falls. 

Dont be discouraged.  Its often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.

Author Unknown


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

A little encouragement goes a long way!

jack69 said...

That last quote is a fact. but BUT, sometimes it is hard for a human to keep trying. I think 'remembering' is the key. Remembering that I overcame the last problem, and I can do it again.
Spring WILL come, and as always, I will love it.
Sherry & jack

Annsterw said...

Please please please - bring on Spring! Annster's Domain

Chatty Crone said...

Spring has already arrived her in Georgia! Full blast. sandie

betty said...

We're having a late spring here compared to the other years that we've lived down here in Phoenix. It was cooler in February than before and March so far has been cooler too. Not that I'm complaining and I know that the warmer weather will be here in the blink of an eye :)

So true a man that picks himself up after he falls or fails and then tries again is not a failure. He's definitely persistent and that's what we all need to be to be successful in life and then be able to encourage others in their journeys too.


Mevely317 said...

Those bunny graphics are so endearing … makes me smile.
Ya, discouragement can be insidious and even take it's toll on others. Sometimes it's best to suggest he/she take a long nap and assure them there's promise in a new day.


persistence pays off. "The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come."