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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Chapter 9, Page 10, Book 19

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes.  In order to be free, we must learn how to let go.  Release the hurt.  Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain.  The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life.What is it you would let go of today?

Mary Marin Morrissey

September 10th - stumbling block or stepping stone

Develop success from failures.  Discoueragment and failure are two of the surest stepping stoenes to success.

Dale Carnegie

You are a stumbling block when you are unkind or unjust in the way you treat others. l But you are stepping stone when you support me and others in moments of weakness and doubt.

You are a stumbling block when you keep me down. hold me back or make me inferior.  But you are a stepping stone when you help me to believe in myself and boost my self confidence.

You are a stumbling block when you exclude me or ignore me.  But you are a stepping stone when you  help me to grow and develop my potential.

You are a stumbling block when you criticize me, sour me with cynicism and destroy my dreams .  But you are a stepping stone when you understand and listen to me and accept me as I am

We all face many stumbling blocks in life but they can be turned into stepping stones. Can we be stepping stones for someone else?

You build on failure.  Use it as a stepping stone.  Close the door on the past.  You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it.  You don’t let it have any of your energy , or any of your time, or any of your space.

Johnny Cash


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

Encourage others and be stepping stone.

jack69 said...

another 'out of the park' post. I had never thought of the statement in your first graphic, "You can not start the next chapter if you keep re- reading the last one." WOW.
That carried thru to the end loved the comparison of stumbling blocks and stepping stones.
Sherry & jack from NC

betty said...

That is a great quote on the first one about re-reading the chapter. Good reminder to plunge ahead and open up that new chapter! I hope I can be more stepping blocks than stumbling blocks!


Mevely317 said...

Oh, I want to be a stepping stone when I grow up! Like momma used to say, "Time's a wastin'!"