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

Author Unknown

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Chapter 8, Page 22, Book 19

Your emotions dont make you weak, they make you real.

August 22- have a heart 

The best and the mostbeautifulthings in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

Heaving a heart means to show kindness and sympathy. Its a feeling that makes us human. Expressing emotions does not make us weak. Its holding them back that is a sign of weakness.because holding back emotions can cause physical and emotional healtheffects in the long term. We should see expressing our emotions as a strength that helps us recover, grow and move forward with life. Less emotion can ultimately lead to more suffering.

In contrast if you choose to accept thetruth of your emotions you have some influence over how you process them. People that are more emotional tend to be better a empathizing with the feelings of others. They arenafraidto put themselves in someone else’s shoes add experience the full force of their feeling. There is a saying that happiness, is a choice. 

I’m a believer that we should be sensitive to everything going on around us and always tell my self the everything passes and there a a million and one reasons to be happy in comparison to what can cause us to be upset. Respecting our own feelings is something we should do, not for anyone else but just for ourselves.

True mental strength involves being willing to be vulnerable and quite often people confuse their openness and honesty with frailty, not strength.

Some people seem to think being kind means you’re a pushover or a people pleaser, but Showing compassion for a neighbor, giving a friend the benefit of the doubt and spending your spare time helping someone aifh project is sign of strength.

Showing kindness, often takes courage and confidence. Strong people are willing to take those social risks. Labeling your feelings and finding ways to express those emotions takes strength. It’s often easier to deny your pain and try to convince others that you’re infallible. But being able to regulate your emotions is a hallmark of mental strength. I call it building your mental muscles. And it’s well worth the exercise. Have a heart. 

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.

Zig Zigler


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

Show you care and be kind.

betty said...

I think it is good that we can express what we are feeling, even the sad times and unhappy times. People tend to always say "I'm fine" when asked when they are hurting deep inside. We all feel that way at times and being able to say that we do shows others that those feelings are mutual and they are not alone if they are having a rough time. Its always good to know we are not walking alone through situations in our lives.


jack69 said...

You said it well, "Having a heart!" That is much more than words.
It is hard to beat Helen and Zig for wit and wisdom.
Sherry & jack