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

Author Unknown

Friday, October 25, 2019

Chapter 10, Page 25, Book 19

Broken crayons can still color.

Nicola Haken

October 25th - broken but useful

The heart was made to be broken.

Oscar Wilde

This quote reminds me that even as old as I am I still have purpose and my broken pieces can be used for more than regret and shame, but instead to inspire and uplift another .  Brokenness brings us closer to God.  It’s in the valleys, the lower point, that the Lord restores us when we hand this brokenness to Him.  After all we are his masterpiece.

I’m broken but I’m still here and I figure if I’m still here I still have a purpose for being.  I’m not what I used to be but that is fine, I can still do what needs be done.  There is a saying that we are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.

Let your light shine for all to see!

There is sacredness in tears.  They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.

Washington Irving.

With each disappointment comes another blow.  Some hit is so hard that they change us for ever creating cracks in our soul that really never heal.  We are not made of stone and have the ability to move, anticipate and react to the forces acting upon us. We may or may not be able to doge every thing life throws at us be we are are alble to choose how we receive each blow and what we take from the experience.  In the end  you alone decide the person you are.  We can’t stop the pain, the misfortune, the loss indefiniitly, but we can learn from it and do our best as we go forward. Molding ourselves into the person we wish to become and the rest will hopefully follow.  The only one thing is this world we have control of is ourselves.    We have the power to look at our dents and cracks and decide they aren’t enough to kill us.  We have the ability to use these cracks as fuel for our brilliance. We’re still standing, still breathing, still fighting .  The only thing life managed to do is create cracks that allow your inner light to shine through

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.

Hermann Hesse


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

Let the sunshine in, face it with a grind. Winers never loose and losers never win.

betty said...

I think we learn a lot from our "broken" times. Its what gives us the courage to keep hanging on and in the process help others going through their hard times as well.


jack69 said...

What an amazing thought. You can discover some great stuff. That Starting quote is a real gem with the thoughts you added to it.
Very good information.
Love from a cool NC,
Sherry and jack


letting go can help us move on. "I’m broken but I’m still here and I figure if I’m still here I still have a purpose for being. "

Mevely317 said...

"Broken pieces allow the light to come in" … oh, I love that thought! When I think 'broken' I also think vulnerability; which (to me) means being open for others to shower us with love and good care.

Susie said...

When we are so far down...we tend to look that's not such a bad place to start. Praying for peace for you and comfort. I hope all my coloring bits and pieces get used up. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Linda said...

I hope you know how much I love and appreciate are an inspiration to my heart as well as a comfort to my soul. Thank you.