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

Author Unknown

Monday, March 25, 2019

Chapter 3, Page 25, Book 19

The Hope of Lent

Give up complaining — focus on Gratitude
Give up pessimism —become an optimist
Give up harsh judgements — think kindly thoughts
Give up worry — Trust Devine Providence
Give up discouragement — be full of hope
Give up bitterness — turn to forgiveness
Give up hatred — return good for evil
Give up negativism — be positive
Give up anger — be more patient
Give up pettiness — become mature
Give up gloom — enjoy the beauty all around you.
Give up jealousy —pray for trust
Give up gossiping — control your tongue
Give up sin — turn to virtue
Give up on giving up — hang in there!

March 25th- Hanging in there

The longer you hang in there, the greater that chance that something will happen in your favor.  No matter hard hard it seems, the longer you persist, the more likely your success.

Jack Canfield

It’s almost halfway through Lent so I thought I’d post the Hope of Lent again and do a mental check to see just how I’m doing.  I’m doing my best to quit complaining and be more optimistic.  The few warmer days and longer hours of daylight have made a big difference in my attitude.

Choosing happiness, focusing on the positive and being kind is a choice.  One we each have to make every day.

It’s only a few weeks now until Easter and I’m still learning the lesson of patience. Even though we’ve had some spring like days, we’ve also had some very cold ones…  I did see my first robin of the year on Saturday evening though, and felt renewed by that cheerful harbinger of Spring.

I’m not giving up, ever,  I keep on keeping on ! Nothing beautiful in life ever comes easy.  

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.

Author Unknown


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

Keep hope alive and never give up...

jack69 said...

Ahhh that one little Robin. Does it know the hope he brings? ;-)

From NC......... Hope and Love
Sherry & jack


robins are so sweet. i'm glad you saw one. I'm going to keep on hanging in here. "When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile."

Annsterw said...

Thanks for the inspiration! It is going to be a long week! HA! Annster's Domain

betty said...

I am glad you saw the robin, Ma! Hard to believe we are nearly halfway through Lent. It is good to take a look at that list and make some attitude adjustments; will be doing the same here.


Mevely317 said...

Yes, I recall the first robin sightings bringing such a lift! Just this morning Tom came in all excited - one of the female cardinals is hard at work building a nest mere feet from our front door.