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

Author Unknown

Monday, August 26, 2019

Chapter 8, Page 26, Book 19

Starting today I need to forget whats gone. Appreciate what still is and look forward to whats coming next.

Author Unknown

August 26th - give yourself something to look forward to.

Start where you are. Use what you have, Do what youcan.

Arthur Ashe

I think we all need something to look forward to. A reason to keep us going. I was feeling blah, not wanting to do much of anything so in order to perk myself up, I decided to have a little labor day weekend party. It gave me a lift, just knowing I had something special to do and plan for. A get together with family and friends is just what was needed to spur me on and get rid of the blahs. Having something to look forward to in the future can give us the motivation and persistenceto keep moving forward.

If we dont have something to look forward to our days can be come dull and lack luster. I believe that there are times we have to make our own sunshine. Turning what might be a dark dreary day in to a happy and bright one. We need to control our feelings much the same way. Having something to look forward to, makes the whole world look brighter and full of possibilities. 

 Use your smile to change the world; dont let the world change your smile.

Author Unknown

Sometimes we get stuck in a rut and need something to jog us out of it and I think I’ve found a way to do that now that Ive got something to look forward to with the party coming up on the weekend. I always say that the anticipationof any event, be it a holiday or a party is half the fun anyway! Getting ready for them can be just as much fun as the day is itself. 

Anticipation can be a very powerful emotion that has the potential to improve our lives. It might even be necessary to livinga full and satisfyinglife. Its the stepping stone to hope . As humans, we all need things in our future to be excited about and optimistic about. It doesnt matter if itsomething that is meaningful or trivial, as long as we have something to help give our mind a positive view of the future. 

If you find it hard to find somethingto look forward to, Make plans, get tickets to a show or schedule to meet up with an oldfriend or start a new habby. There are truly plenty of things out there that will make your future look a little brighter or happier and relish the anticipation of good things to come. I know I did!.

When you focus on problems, youll have more problems. When you focus on your possibilities youll have more opportunities.

Zig Ziglar


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

When we don’t look forward to something, when we don’t enjoy it, we we aren’t very presentin that current moment. Give yourself a reason to look forward to each day.

jack69 said...

You are so right. I find myself looking forward to hitting the road even for just a weekend.
I always enjoy Zig's wit ans wisdom.
Love your way,
Sherry & jack

betty said...

What a grand idea for the party, Ma! There is some truth in having something to get ready for and the anticipation of it that makes us feel better especially when we get the case of the blahs! Looking forward to reading what you share about it after it occurs.


My Tata's Cottage said...

I just stopped by from Chatty Crone. I really enjoyed reading your current post. Lots of good ideas and shares. Thank you an smiling and kindness should be on everyone's mind these days. :-) HUGS