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

Author Unknown

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Chapter 9, Page 19, Book 20



Patience is the companion of wisdom.

St. Augustine

September 19th - It all takes time



Good things come to those that wait.

Old Proverb

Wisdom requires time for reflection and collaboration.  Patience is taking the time to reflect on your past experiences to engage in trusted colleagues  and to make decisions based on all the available information. When we contemplate the wise thing to do, then we must have the patience for the right moment to do it.

One thing this year has taught us all is to have a lot patience.  Weve waited for months to return to some sort of normal.  The thing is that the new normal isnt normal at all.  Our patience has been tested over and over again.

Not one of us likes to wait, weve become a society of intent gratification.  But weve had to learn a new way of thinking.  Nothing is instant and waiting has become the norm.  We have to wait for the good things in life to come.  Waiting gives us the precious time to get in touch with ourselves.  To come to grips with what make our hearts beat faster, for whats really important to us.  



Be patient, good things take time.

Anonymous 

If we wait long enough, things will change, nothing stays the same for ever.  We can only hope there is a better future coming our way.  





Friday, September 18, 2020

Chapter 9, Page 18, Book 20



May your Friday sparkle.

Author Unknown

September 18th - Smle it’s Friday !



Adopting a really positive attitude can work wonders to adding years to you life, a spring to your step, a sparkle to your eye, and all of that.

Christine Brinkley

Adding some sparkle to our lives is a wonderful thing!  We’ve made it through another work week and everything and every body is doing fine.  I hope to join in a family celebration and that’s going to make my life sparkle and shine.  Being with loved ones adds more to my life than I can say.  They are who give me encouragement to do what I do and they may me happy is so many ways.  

We all need a little sparkle in our lives now and then.  It makes us more enthusiastic about whatever we do.  I think that’s why so many of us look forward to the weekend when we’ll be doing something different than the ordinary every day things we do during the week.  Just changing things up and doing something different holds a lot of appeal.


As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.

Mary Ann Radmacher

So here I come, with my face to the sun ready and eager for whatever today will bring. I’m going to try to sparkle for all to see, I hope my joy spreads out to others .  There is nothing grander than a new day !

Let your line shine.  Be he sun in someone else’s storm.  There is a light in everyone, we just need to let it sparkle and shine.  When life seems hard and the world feels hopeless.  Take heart.  The best gift you can give everyone around you is your own courage to shine, to help, to rise, to be true to who you want to be, to loe, even still.

Call it a light , call it potential , call it whatever feels right to you.  I call it sparkle.



Polish your mind to reflect the shimmering beauty of your words and actions.  

Michael Bassey Johnson




Thursday, September 17, 2020

Chapter 9, Page 17, Book 20




The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart

Helen Keller

September 17th - wherever you go, go with all your heart 



You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to things you do not want to feel.

Johnny Depp

Most people are not following their heart because they are so caught up in following the crowd.  But we need to follow our hearts and live the life of our dreams.

There is no greater truth that when we follow our heart, we cease to have regrets.  While things might not all go in our favor, at least we will have tried.  At least we know we will not live asking ourselves, what if?

When we follow our hearts we may actually find a newfound respect for ourselves Because we are now focusing on what truly matters instead of the things that have no meaning at all.

When we listen to our hearts we we are on the right path, the path of our true course.  Our hearts guide us toward our true direction and ultimate calling.

When we follow ur hearts we begin to love ourselves. We start to believe we are good enough, even great..  We believe we are exactly the person we should be.

We learn to trust our intuition.  We are more in tune. We stop overthinking things and are able to deal with the curve balls life throws at us more easily.  

Listen to your heart.  It knows your true desires.  It knows your dreams and wants.  We’ll be who we truly were meant to be and do what we were meant to do.



There are many things in life that will catch your eye but on a few that will catch your heart: pursue those. 

Anonymous 



Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Chapter 9, Page 16, Book 20


Where words leave off, music begins.


Heinrich Heine

September 16th - sing your own song


Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.

Victor Hugo

The power of music is inescapable. Many think it to be the universal language of the human race, alongside being the greatest form of communication on the planet.  Even when we don’t understand the language of someone, we can still identify and appreciate good music when we hear it.


Music is sunshine.  Like sunshine, music is a powerful force the can instantly almost chemically change your entire mood.  Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.

Michael Franti

Listing to music stimulates more parts of the brain than any other human function. Music has been shown to stimulate thought to be forgotten memories in Alzheimer’s patients.  In some cases like stroke, it can help patients to regain their speaking prowess. 



Music is life.  That’s why our hearts have beats.

Cecily Morgan

The majority of music we listen to gives us some form of emotional buzz.  It could be happiness, anger, or sadness,  but it can stimulate these emotions in all of us. 

Just like a smile can be the sunshine in someones’ day, so can music.
 


Music is what feelings sound like.

Author Unknown


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Chapter 9, Page 15, Book 20




We can not change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.

Randy Pausch

September 15th - enjoy the game of life



Life is like a game of cards.  The hand you are dealt is determination; the way you play it is free will.  

Jawaharial Nehru

We do have to play the cards we are given, we cannot control the circumstances of our lives, but we can control how we handle them.  Its all a matter of attitude about what we do.  

We have to make the best of what we have while we have it.  We have no choice we a have to play the game.  We have to live our lives the best way we know how.

In life we are all given opportunities big and small.  Sometimes the opportunities these opportunities hit us like a ton of bricks and we’d be dumb if we didn’t take them, but sometimes they are a bit more subtle.

Thes opportunities are worthless if we squander them.  We shouldn’t let them go to waste, but take full advantage of them no matter how big or how small.

Don’t let opportunities pass by you by.  Pluck your card and make the most of it.  The game has begun.  The cards are in your hand.  How ill you play them?

We can always restart and try again of overcoming the obstacles before us .  We can always recover afer each defeat.  We all have a unique quest to  complete.  A few lucky people are burning know what their quest is, others have to find it and the remaining of us need to creat one for themselves.  Without a quest, there is no goal to accomplish, and by extension no possible sense of fulfillment.

We can keep going if we have a purpose that we are deeply committed to.  With purpose comes productivity.  Gear your life toward a goal allows you to progress more quickly.  

It seems the odds are never stocked in our favor. We can’t control what happens to us, only how we react. We have to deal with what we’re dealt and find a way to live our lives to the fullest.

How far you go is up to you!



Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her; but once they are in hand,, her or she alone decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.

Voltaire 


Monday, September 14, 2020

Chapter 9, Page 14, Book 20



Every moment is an opportunity to begin again

September 14th - a new day is a new start 




Keep on beginning and failing.  Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.

Anne Sullivan

A new opportunity means a fresh start and all the wonderful possibilities new beginnings bring.  Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

All of us have reached a point at one time or another where we’ve been fed up with our current situation.  During such times, letting go and starting over can be the best thing.  

When you let go of what didn’t work, you create room to become a more passionate and engaged individual.  New beginnings can be a little scary, since none of knows what the future may hold, but if you focus on that which is optimistic and encouraging, starting fresh can be exciting. 


Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin.  Beginning makes the conditions perfect.

Alan Cohen


Sunday, September 13, 2020

Chapter 9, Page 13, Book 20



Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised. 

Denis Waitley


September 13th - grateful for each new day


To wish was to hope, and to hope was to expect.

Jane Austin

Every day I wake up to the anticipation of what the new day will hold.  Ive come to expect surprises.  Some good and some not so good.  None of us know what the future will bring, but I expect the best.

Im filled with hope for each new day, to make it better than yesterday.  Each day is such a gift and I dont want to waste it.  I like to count my blessings and expect more to come my way.  Ive never been disappointed either.  When you start counting your blessings it seems you only find more and more to be thankful for.

Its Sunday and I expect it to be a lazy day but I never know, there may be a surprise or two come my way.  What I expect and what actually happens are often two different things. 



If you expect nothing you can never be disappointed. 

Tonya Hurley


But once again,  my expectations for the week were fulfilled and everyone in my family have remained healthy and happy.  I havent heard from all of them this week but I try to consider that no news is always good news  Surely if anything bad had happened I would hear about it.

I hope youve had a good week too and can count your blessings more than your problems.  Youll be happier if you do.



Count your blessings, not your problems.  Count your own blessings, not someone else’s.  Remember that jealousy is when you count someone else’s blessings instead of your own.

Roy T.Bennett 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Chapter 9, Page 12, Book 20



The mind may want to forget, but the heart will always remember.

Author Unknown


September 12th - memories


Letting go and forgetting the past is easier said then done, but never use the past as an excuse to not care about your future.

Jayden Hayes


I’ve always felt that we carry those we love in our hearts long after they are gone.  We remember them, because we loved them.  

I will always remember my grandmother and the way she made me feel.  She took the time to teach me many things and I was eager to learn.  

There are some memories that never fade, and I like to keep the good ones. However..bad memories tend to stick with us if we don’t deal with them.  We have to let them go and put them in the past where they belong.  
In essence, we keep reliving them and it may feel like we can shut off our brain.

Holding onto our good memories and leaving the bad ones behind, helps to deal with unpleasant situations and retain a positive attitude.

One way to have more good memories than bad ones to to make more and more good times in your life.  When we make good memories we have something to hang on to when the bad days come.  

We can use our memory as stepping stones to the future, when we learn from our mistakes and move on .



I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou



Friday, September 11, 2020

Chapter 9, Page 11, Book 20




Please join me in praying the Peace Prayer attributed to the teachings of St.Frances of Assisi

Today, Lord make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon’
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light and 
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and 
it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.Amen.


September 11th - remembrance



Take a few moments today to pray, reflect and remember.

We’ll never forget 9/11



Power of One

As the soot and dirt and ash rained down
We became one color,

As we carried each other dow the stairs
of the burning building
We became one class.

As we lit candles of waiting and hope,
We became one generation.

As the firefighters and police officers
fought their way into the inferno
We became one gender.

As we feel to aur knees in prayer for strength,
We became one faith.

As we whispered or shouted words 
of encouragement,
We spoke one language.

As we gave our blood in lines a mile long
We became one body.

As we mourned together the great loss,
We became one family.

As we cried tears of grief and loss, 
We became one soul.

As we retell with pride the sacrifice of heroes,
We become on people.

We are
One Color
One Class
One Generation
One Gender
One Faith
One Language
One Body
One Soul
One People 

We are the Power of One
We are United
We are America.

Anonymous


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Chapter 9, Page 10, Book 20




When you start seeing your worth you’ll find it harder to stay around people who don’t. 

Author Unknown


September 10th - know your worth






Spend time with those who value you.

Anonymous


We are all worthy, and should never let others take advantage us.  Refuse to be around people that treat you like you are average and never settle for a life that is less than you deserve.

You are special, unique and one of a kind!

We should never let anyone make us feel less than we are.  If they do, they are abusing you and no one should take abuse from other person.  We all deserve to be treated like we are someone special.  You deserve respect.

Abusers have deep emotional and psychological problems. So it’s best to get away from them and be around people that love you.  The truth is that by staying and accepting repeated abuse, you’re enabling that behavior.  You can’t help them, but you can help yourself.  

Be kind to yourself and develop a positive outlook.  You are worth it.  Life is too short to be anything but happy. 



No one is you and that is your power.

Anonymous