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

Author Unknown

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Chapter 7, Page 18, Book 19

Everyday Survival Kit

Toothpick - to remind you to pick out the good qualities in others
Rubberband - to remind you to be flexible. Things don’t always go the way you want, but it will work out.
Band Aid - to remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours and someone else's
Pencil - to remind you to list your blessings every day
Eraser - to remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and it’s ok.
Chewing gum - to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything
Mint - to remind you are worth a mint to your heavenly Father
Candy Kiss - to remind you that everyone needs love everyday
Tea Bag - to remind to relax daily and think about God’s blessings

Author Unknown

July 18th - Survivors

Being a survivor doesn’t mean being strong, it’s telling people when you need a meal or a ride, company, whatever.  It’s paying attention to heart wisdom, feelings, not living a role, but having a unique, authentic life having something to contribute, finding time to love and laugh.  All these things are qualities of survivors. 

Bernie Siegel

The dictionary says that you are survivor if you to continue to live or exist especially in spite of danger and hardship.  

I like to think Im a survivor.  Ive lived a long time and have endured and overcome many hardships.  Ive survived, against all odds, to live another day. And not only that, I not only survived but continue to thrive.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive: and to so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

May Angelou

To thrive means to grow and flourish, not simply to scrape by.  Those who survive nurture their personal growth and step outside their comfort zone.  Thriving requires a shift in mindset from the negative to the positive.  

Our lives are filled with highs and loves.  The lows help you to master yourself so you gain lessons in order to grow.  Life is filled with joy through sorrow, perseverance through pain, and satisfaction over wanting.  

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.

Robert H. Schuller


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

Be a survivor and Thrive !

Buttercup said...

You're a survivor, thriver and best to me, an encourager. Grateful that we met in BlogLand!

jack69 said...

Yep you are a survivor! We are proud to KNOW you.
Looking back I want to kick myself for being so ignorant. I can remember thinking when a person passed 50-60 mark, every thing was on autopilot and you just coasted thru life, how could there be any problems,,,,,,, LOL little did I know, to reach old age one must be a survivor and hopefully thrive...... (thriving is enjoying old age)
Nice and warm here,
Sherry & jack

NanaDiana said...

I,too, am a survivor. I have not escaped unscathed but I have bounced back from things that would have left some people crumpled and unable to move forward.
I hope I have lots more years to survive and overcome. xo Diana

betty said...

I like your thought that you are a survivor (which I do know you are) but you also thrive to continue to live life positively and with gratitude! That can be a hard thing to do but you do it so well!


Mevely317 said...

Wouldn't that 'Survival Kit' make a cute gift for a college-bound someone?

Chatty Crone said...

I see that beautiful little flower coming out of a crack in the cement - what a survivor!


thriving is a wonderful thing. but it doesn't come without some struggles.