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

Author Unknown

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 30, Book 19

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.

Old Proverb

June 30th - fear less, love more

Love is the master key that opens gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and easily of all, the gate of fear.

Oliver Wendell Homes, Sr.

You can either choose fear or choose love.  You cannot have both. Fear is erased by love.  

Where there is love, we may have peace, joy, contentment, serenity, and forgiveness,  while on the other hand when we have fear, we will have anxiety, sadness, depression, fatigue, judgement, and guilt.   Love and fear cannot coexist.  

So why choose fear when we can choose love.  Its all up to us. Its all how look at a situation and choose to respond.  Happiness is a choice, peace of mind is a choice and that choice is love.

I believe that every single event in life happens is an opportunity to choose love over fear.

Oprah Winfrey

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 29, Book 19

The comeback is always stronger than the setback.

Author Unknown

June 29th - never give up

When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self belief there is no limit to what you can acheive.

Roy Bennett

Setbacks give you two main choices, either to succumb to it or to get back up stronger than before. And sometimes unfortunate events even come with silver linings, we just have to look for them.

I figure if something doesn’t work out, then it wasn’t meant to be. We have to let it go and move on.  We can learn from what happened, but we don’t have to let it hold us back.

Life is all about continuous change That means that no matter how hard we try, we will be confronted with changes, where we like them or not.  This is why it is important to be able to let go.  Moving on helps us to let happiness and joy in.

The truth is unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.

Steve Maraboli

Friday, June 28, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 28, Book 19

Don’t stop until you’re proud.

Author Unknown

June 28th - take pride in a job well done

Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.

Lord Chesterfield

I like to think that anything worth doing, is worth doing well.  No since in doing a shoddy job of it when we can do better.

There is great power in the feeling of satisfaction we get with a job well done , And yes, sometimes we have to stop and catch a second wind before we con continue, but the effort is certainly worth it.

Everything we do, should be something to be proud of.  If you can’t take pride in it, it’s not worthwhile.    

Sometimes it takes more than one try to get a job done well.  But practice makes perfect.  If we first don’t succeed, we try it again.  We might start out badly, but we don’t stop until we get it done to the best of our ability.

There was never a person who did anything worth doing that he did not receive more than he gave.

Henry Ward Beecher

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 27, Book 19

The most important thing in life is to stop saying I wish. and start saying I will.  Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.

Charles Dickens

June 27th -don’t wish it, do it

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Our life is important, our life is valuable, Our life matters and those are the reasons why we shouldnt wish our life away.  We all have a purpose and something to do that matters.

Its important that we enjoy life and dont waste away our days waiting for something better ahead.  We dont know if tomorrow will even come, the only day we are assured of is today.

Some spend all week wishing for the weekend and dreading each work day, but that is a waste of time.  We need to make good use of the time we have and not wish it away and be thankful for the here and now.

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true.  You make have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 26, Book 19

Either you run the day, or the day runs you.

Jim Rohn

June 26th- Wednesday Wisdom

A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.

Charles Darwin

Times is that wonderful thing we all don’t seam to have enough of. It’s easy for any day to get away from us if we let it. Time slips by before we know it.

When I think about how short time is I don’t want to waste a moment of it so I try set my goals and follow my plan.  Its also about changing the way we pay attention.  

Summer is just beginning but before we know it, it will be a thing of the past.  If we dont make plans for what needs to be done, we won’t have enough time to slow down and enjoy it. 

Don’t waste time on things that don’t matter.  Make sure you spend time with people that you love the most. The time we share is precious.  Take time to smell the roses and the freshly cut hay. Time is the only thing you can never get back.

If you love life, dont waste time, for time is what life is made up of.

Bruce Lee

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 25, Book 19

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Alexander Pope

June 25th -  Hope more, expect less

I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep my expectations.

Bill Watterson

True,  but not always, the case, I think we all have expectations of one kind or another.  Maybe it would be good to lower our expectations, but somehow I cannot help but have them.

The problem of expectation happens when we expect something to happen without good reason.  Merely expecting something is not going to make it happen. 

We set ourselves up for disappointment if we believe that expectations will bring us what we want.  Expecting life to turn out the way we want it is guaranteed to frustration and resentment.

It’s more reasonable to expect the unexpected.  Having  hope rather than expectations, you will not be as disappointed. In all things it is better to hope than to despair. 

Positive expectations are the mark of the superior personality.

Brian Tracey

Monday, June 24, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 24, Book 19

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

June 24th -  get better, not bitter

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

Maya Angelou

Facing challenges big and small are a part of life and we need to trust that todaychallenges will be responsible for our growth. They should make us better not bitter.  

We cannot put an end to lifes challenges.  They come in all phases of life, no matter what your age is. The trick is to bounce back.  If you fall get up and try again.  Remember that its not what happens to you but how you handle it.  

The say that God doesn’t give us more than we can handle. He is always faithful and His promises are true.  We ourselves can handle very little on our own, but with Him nothing is impossible.  We just have to let go of that which we cannot do.  

 Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

John Wooden

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 23, Book 19

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it

Sydney J. Harris

June 23 - I’m not lazy, just very relaxed

Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.

Jane Austin

Sundays are my day to relax, refresh and renew.  I think it’s very important that we find some time to relax.  Life gets busier and busier and if we don't stop now and then to refresh and renew well soon burn out or ever worse, we get sick. 

We all need time to recoup and recharge our bodies and our minds. The time to chill out and forget all the demands of life sometimes feels impossible but it does make us feel more at ease and it’s good for us.

Taking time out for one’s self is not wasted time but critical for feeling rested, ready and happy.  What constitutes a time of relaxing varies from person to person.  What’s good for one is not good for all.

Relaxation is a necessity that is treated like a luxury.  Every person needs it.  No one can run on empty.

How beautiful it is to do nothing and then rest afterward.

Old Proverb

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 22, Book 19

Light tomorrow with today!

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

June 22nd- What we do today matters

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now now.

Napoleon Hill

Today is our opportunity to make tomorrow better.  What we do today effects tomorrow.  Not only for us but for those around us. And tomorrow won’t be better unless we make it a better today.

You are today the result of your thoughts yesterday, and the many yesterdays preceding it .  You are forming today the mold for what you will be in the years to come.

Robert Collier.

What we think about it, today is the result of our yesterdays, for the dreams of yesterday are the hopes of today.

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing our best today.  What we say or do today paves the way for what’s to come tomorrow.  So today is the day to do something good so it will show tomorrow.  

Each day brings new opportunities, allowing you to constantly live with love, be there for others, bring a little light into someone’s day.  Be grateful and live each day to the fullest.

Roy T. Bennett

Friday, June 21, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 21, Book 19

Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

June 21st - making memories

The moments we share are the moments we keep forever.

Author Unknown

I think one of the best thing about memories is that we can always make new ones.  When we think about our happy days in the past they bring a lot of joy so I like to try to make every day something to remember.  Doing something special that will make it memorable.

Great memories are the product of an interesting life experiences.  So take I take time to notice nature and the simple pleasures life has to offer. Slowing down and paying attention to what I’m doing.  I take lots of pictures and keep a journal.  

Life is short, live it.
Love is rare, grab it.
Fear is awful, face it.
Memories are sweet, cherish them…

Author Unknown

They say that some of the most memorable moments are the moments spent in laughter and I try to laugh a lot every day even if it is laughing at myself.

Every moment together with my family counts so making the most of the moments is important. Right now we are busy planing a family vacation.  It won’t be until wintertime this year, but it will definitely be something to remember.

Memories come one day at a time and before winter comes I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunities to make more.  I don’t do a lot but I do a lot with what the little bit I got.

We do not remember the days; we remember moments.

Cesare Pavese

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 20, Book 19

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

June 20 - almost summer

Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.

Albert Einstein

Today is the last day of Spring and tomorrow it will be summer.  So far we here in Northern Ohio have had lots of rain…all Spring…April showers began and forgot to stop.

Nature surely had us in mind when it comes to learning lessons We’ve learned to persevere and not give up hope.  We’ve learned that nothing is ever the same.  This has not been our typical Spring.  

I’ve learned, as have many others,  that we cannot fight mother nature, so we might as well try to go with flow.  Making our own sunshine when it’s needed.  Life goes on so we might as well go with the flow. Learn from the lessons and move on.  Remembering that no matter what storms are passing, beyond the clouds, the sky is always blue and the sun is always shining.

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 19, Book 19

Life can be one satisfaction after another life we let it.

John Schindler

June 19th - it’s not about having it all

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.  Its not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; its a day youve had everything to dao and youve done it.

Margaret Thatcher 

To be satisfied with something you are happy because you have gotten what you wanted or needed. 

Being satisfied and feeling fulfilled are what we all strive for.  It’s one reason we do just about everything. 

 I’m satisfied that I’m who I am and happy with what I have.  And I feel satisfied when I know I’ve done the best I can with what I’ve got.  That doesn’t mean that I don’t continue to learn and grow and strive to improve.  

It means that instead of focusing on what I don’t have, I focus on what I have and am thankful for it.

I look back on my life like a good day’s work, it was done and I’m satisfied with it.

Grandma Moses

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 18, Book 19

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts

Eleanor Roosevelt

June 18th - toss the would haves and should haves

Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.

Marsha Petrie Sue

Today is a brand new day and we have another chance, an opportunity to begin anew.  No since in worrying about yesterday and tomorrow is not promised.

It’s so nice to have a brand new day, clean and shiny and filled with hope.  Instead of lamenting on the life you could have had,  notice what you're grateful for.

Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have.

William Arthur Ward

Monday, June 17, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 17, Book 19

Life is what you make it.  Always has been, always will be.

Eleanor Roosevelt

June 17th - Monday reminder - life is what you make it

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our life is what we make.  Our life is the result of all the choices we’ve make up until this moment.  They say that if we don’t like our lives, then it’s time to start making better choices. We are the one responsible for where we are now and for how our life looks. 

Happiness is an attitude.  We either make ourselves miserable, our happy and strong.  The amount of work is the same.

Francesca Reigler

Circumstances can make us or break us, but its always our choice about how we take them.  We can always choose to keep a good attitude and look on the bright side.  Every day may not be a good one, but there is something good to be found in every day.  Attitude can make the difference in being miserable or happy .

Youve got a lot choices.  If getting out of bed is chore and youre not smiling a a regular basis, try another choice.

Steven D. Woodhull