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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, July 31, 2019


To Believe…

Author Unknown

To believe is to know that every day
is a new beginning.
It is to trust that miracles happen,
And dreams really do come true.
To believe is to see angels dancing amount the clouds.
To know the wonder of a stardust sky
and the wisdom of the man in the moon.
To believe is to know the value of a nurturing heart,
The innocence of a child’s eyes
and the beauty of an aging hand,
for it is through their teachings we learn to love.
To believe is to find the strength
and courage that lies within us.
When it is time to pick up the pieces and begin again.
To believe is to know we are not alone
That life is a gift and this is our time to cherish it.
To believe is to know that wonderful surprises
are just waiting to happen,
And all our hopes and dreams are within our reach.
If only we believe.

JULY 31ST - I’m a believer...

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy.

Anthony Robbins

We all need something good to believe in.  Something that gives us hope and joy.  We need something to hold on to when things go wrong.  We all need to put our faith in something.

Beliefs determine what we do, how we do it and how we see ourselves.  Everything we see around us became possible because some one once believed. Faith, at its core is deep rooted in the expectation of good things to come.

When you believe in something, you can move mountains.

Isaac Stern

We are stronger than we know.  All it takes is belief in what we do.  If you believe that you can, you will do it.  What we value helps to shape our beliefs, attitudes and ideals. Values guide the way we live our lives and the decisions we make.

I think that if we believe in what makes our hearts full, we will find comfort in times of trouble and happiness in all that we do.

Whatever you truly believe, with feeling, becomes your reality.

Brian Tracy

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Chapter 7, Page 30, B00k 19

Beautiful thoughts build a beautiful soul.  there is always something to be experienced wherever you are.

Wayne Dyer

July 30th - be intentional about paying attention.

Which the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence.  Really it’s a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.

Charles R. Swindoll

Pay attention to everything that is going around you.
Look up from your phone or your wark and try to be more present in the present moment.

Whatever you think directly influences how you feel and how you behave.  Studies have shown that you can increase your strength just by thinking about it. That’s why it is so important to pay attention to what you think about. 

If you realized just how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought


The power of mind over matter is amazing and there is no telling where ends.   If the mind is left to wonder, learning is possible at any age.  no matter where or when we are at any certain moment .

Age is always of mind over matter.  If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

Mark Twain

We only have to leave ourselves open to the possibilities all around us. Well miss them if our eyes are closed DISTRACTED By what is on our phones.  

I Don’t want loose out on any of the precious monments in my life.  They go by at a blink of an eye andonce they are gone, they are gone forever

Just think happy thoughts and you’ll fly.

Peter Pan

Monday, July 29, 2019

Chapter 7, Page 29, Book 19

The Impossible Dream

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go.

To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when you areas are to weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest, to follow that star
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far 
to fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march 
Into hell for a heavenly cause

July 29th - I dare you

If you dare the impossible, you can achieve the extraordinary.

Peter Drucker

We’ve all had an what seems an impossible dream at some time or another.  Something to overcome or make better.  We’ve dared things we never thought we’d do.  

The thing is, we should never give up when we’re on a quest, but keep on trying, no matter what.  If you’ve never tried, then you’ve never dared.  For me I won’t every give up, but keep trying with all my might.

Life’s greatest dare is to live the life you dream of.  Dare to dream and dare to hope.

Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Francis of Assisi

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Chapter 7, Page 28, Book 19

Great things happen to those who dont stop believing, trying, learning and being grateful.

Roy T. Bennett

July 28th - try it you might like it

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The most  certain way to succeed is always to try it just one more time.

Thomas A. Edison

It’s been over 6 year ago now that I started to list my blessings every day and I can truthfully say my life is better for having done that. Try it you might like it.

When you count your blessings you begin to see how really good your life truly is. Looking for the good in every day, I see a lot more than I did before and no longer take things for granted. And Im reminded to be thankful for all I do have.  

If youre having a bad day there is no better way to cheer yourself up.  It will change your perspective and the way you see things.  It has taught me to appreciate the good things in life and that helps to get me through some of the toughest days.

When you focus on your blessings and not the negative things life seems happier and brighter.  In a world full of noise and distractions, its easy to get so busy that we forget the things and people in our life that truly matter.

It’s become a habit for me and there is not a day goes by but that I find something to be thankful for. It isn’t always something big, but there is much to be thankful for in the little things that we often take for granted. Try it you might like it.

Ever tried.  Ever failed.  No matter. Try again.  Fail again.  Fail better.

Samuel Beckett

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Chapter 7, Page 27, Book 19

Things are always better in the morning.

Harper Lee

July 27th - take another look

The beginning is always today.

Mary Wollstonecraft 

Each day is a new day, a fresh day that is not polluted by troubles, confusions and misfortunes.  Each day is a wonderful beginning, a new chance given to you to make the most of.  

It is often said, Sleep on it. Things will look better in the morning.  After a day filled with work and stress things often appear to be at their worst, but after a good nights rest, things do look better.

It’s nice to let yesterday’s problems go and start fresh every morning.  Mornings bring a clearer minds, better ideas and less anxiety.  Our minds are fresh and everything looks brighter.

The morning light brings with it hope for a brighter day.  Each day is a new blessing, a new gift and it’s important to leave the past day behind and start a new day fresh.  

Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath and start again.

Author Unknown

Friday, July 26, 2019

Chapter 7, Page 26, Book 19

May joy and peace surround you.
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you now.
And bless you ever more.

Irish Blessing

July 26th - joy and peace go hand in hand

Life is short and it is up to you to make it sweet.

Sara Louise Delany

Peace is satisfaction with life.  It’s living with contentment.  Joy brings peace to our life because we’re prepared to see what is good in others and the world .

Our peace, joy, contentment, fulfillment and over all happiness depend on the choices we make.  The life we have today is a gift we’ve been given.  It’s the only one we have and the only life we’re going to get.  So it’s up to each of us to choose to love the life we’re given.

When you truly love your life, you can’t help but be happier and experience a greater sense of fulfillment, meaning and purpose .

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.

Arthor Rubinstein

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Chapter 7, Page 25, Book 19

What makes you different or weird, that's your strength.

Meryl Streep

July 25th - we are all unique and special

As your days are, so shall your strength be.

Deuteronomy 33:25

First and foremost Id have to say that my strength comes from the Lord.  I have a very strong faith that has carried me through many tough times.  Anything I have or any good Ive done is due to Him.  

We were all created unique and different and no two of us are alike. We are all gifted with different abilities.  What I can do is probably different than what you can do.  We have certain similarities, but still remain unique in how we do things.  But with many gifts coming together, we can make an unbeatable force. We shouldn’t waste our skills and talents and it’s important to persevere and keep going in our efforts. 

I have had people say that I’m a strong woman and so I googled that description and this is what I found.

A Strong Woman Versus a Woman of Strength

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape, but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape.

A strong woman isn’t afraid of anything, but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear.

A strong woman won’t let anyone get the best of her…But a woman of strength gives the best of her to everyone.

A strong woman walks sure footedly, but a woman of strength knows that God will catch her when she falls.

A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey, but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey she will become strong.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Chapter 7, Page 24, Book 19

Wednesdays are like Mondays in the middle of the week.

Lee Fox Williams

July 24th - thoughts on a Wednesday morning 

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand.  The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.

Alexander Graham Bell

July came and along with it some challenging days.  The heat and humidity left me feeling quite depleted.  Trying to keep cool and continue daily activities were a test of my abilities.  

Don’t get me wrong I love summer, but the older I get any extreme weather, hot or cold, really makes a difference in what I’m able to do.  They don’t call them the dog days of summer for nothing   Thankfully we have a reprieve here this week with several days of milder weather and lower humidity too.  What a difference it makes!  

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Joshua Marine

July is almost over and soon our hottest month of the year, August, will begin. But even though I’ve air conditioning and fans to keep cool, I really love being outside.  Every day, no matter what, is a new adventure and I look forward to each one.  Inside or out there is always plenty to do.

For the first time in many weeks we will be seeing more sunshine than clouds.  Our farmers fields are full of crops ripening in the sun.  And it’s wonderful that we get to enjoy the fruits of their labors.  

In my efforts to thrive, not just survive, I hope to keep on making the most of what I have.  It’s good remember that concentrating on the tasks at hand will save us a lot of headaches later on.  Opportunities are always about here and now, and when we learn to see them, we realize the magnificent potential of each day.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing  Thats why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Chapter 7, Page 23, Book 19

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melody Beattie

July 23rd - Who says you can’t, you do.

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

Helen Keller

A vision is a picture or idea we have in mind of ourself.  Vision helps us to pursue our dreams and achieve our goals.The older we get, the faster times seems to pass and before we know it the hopes an dreams of our youth change and we develop new ones.  The important thing is to have one so we know why we’re doing what we do.

I believe in living one day at a time,  but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a plan, a vision, to live my life by. What we do now affects our future.  I plan on doing all the good I can for as long as I can.  I plan to keep the faith and not give up.  I plan to do the best I can with what I have.  I plan to give all the love I have for however long I have.  

Vision is the act or power which gives a direction to our life to make our goals and dreams a reality. It's not a vague wish or dream.  It’s your desired future.  It includes what you believe in and what your values are

Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize as such

Henry Miller

Monday, July 22, 2019

Chapter 7, Page 22, Book 19

There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein 

July 22nd- the natural is also the supernatural

Give yourself a gift of five minutes of contemplation in awe of everything around you.  Go outside and turn your attention to the many miracles all around you.  This five minutes a day regimen of appreciate and gratitude will help you to focus your life in awe.

Wayne Dyer

 Seeing the miracles around us is surest way to find new and ever greater miracles in our lives.  Miracles are all around us if we just slow down enough to stop, look, and listen.  The changing seasons are a miracle, the survival of nature under harsh conditions is a miracle.

Perception is everything. The change in how we see an event, a person, ourselves or the world is a miracle in itself.  Miracles do happen more often that we might think.  All we have to do is open our eyes and notice them. Its our choice.  I vote for seeing everything as a miracle.

Miracles in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand; life itself is the miracle of miracles

George Bernard Shaw

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Chapter 7, Page 21, Book 19

Willpower and desire when properly combined make an irresistible pair.

Napoleon Hill

July 21st - willpower, the fair weather friend

Will power is essential to the accomplishment of anything worthwhile.

Brian Tracey

Willpower and discipline are necessities in life but it’s also about determination.  Will power is our best friend when thing are going well but when we get weary it’s often the first to go.

When I don’t want to do something my mind will give me plenty of reasons not to do it and that is where determination comes in.  Determination is using your will power to get what you want.  Persisting always though difficult times, no matter how long it takes or how tiring it gets.

Willpower is the ability to control oneself and determine ones actions.  Displaying self control within and without.  They say that where there is the will, there is a way.  If someone wants or wills something strongly enough, a way can be found to make it happen.

You dont always get what you wish for, you get what your work for.