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

Author Unknown

Friday, January 31, 2020

Chapter 1, Page 31, Book 20

Spread love everywhere you go; first iof all in your own home.  give love to your children , to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor…Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.  Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your soul, kindness in your greeting.

Mother Teresa

January 31st - Love never fails 

Love all, trust a few, do wrong too none.

William Shakespeare

This is the last day of January and tomorrow we’ll be celebrating the month of Love, February.  Every post for the next month is going to be about love.  It’s one thing the world needs more of.  If we could all spread a little love everywhere we go, what a wonderful world it would be. 

It’s not the love we receive that completes us, but rather embracing love as something we give. Love is the quality that erases prejudice and moves us to forgive, gives us peace of mind in a turbulent world and keeps us sane.

Love sees broken souls and heals them.  Love hears plaintive cries and answers.  Love discerns a need and fulfills it.  Love does not see color, race or features; love sees people.  The power of loves knows no boundaries, no walls,  It holds no record of misgivings, but believes in second chances.

Love does not ask for anything in return.  For when we give love and see the difference that one act of love can make, the feeing is priceless, indescribable.

Sometimes, because of our experiences in life, we forget how to love, but we should always remember that without love we lose the most important part of us.  

Love is more important than money.  We work to provide for ourselves and our family, but without love there is little to inspire you to work harder or to have nicer things  There is no one to leave the things you’ve worked hard for in life and you can’t take them with you when you pass away.  Unconditional love is priceless.

Love recognizes no barriers.  It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it’s destination full of hope.  

Maya Angelou.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Chapter 1, Page 30, Book 20

Don’t be afraid to start over.  You might like your new story.

January 30th - a new year, a new start

When things go wrong, don’t go wrong with them.

Elvis Presley

Every day is a new day a chance to start anew.  this new year is also a new decade. It could also be a new life if we approach it in the right way. Even if the past year was your best so far, the one ahead might just leave it in the dust.  Starting over may feel scary but its really cause for celebration. Think of it as exciting and many of our anxious feelings will begin to fade.

The old year is gone and the new year is just beginning, but its what we do today that makes the difference.  We must leave the past behind and begin anew.Starting over is about giving yourself a chance at real happiness.  We have to get good at learning new things.  At the very least well acquire the skills needed to start on the next new project.

There is nothing you can do now to change what has already happened.  If you spend time worrying bout it you’ll lose sight of the present and stumble into a cloudy future  You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.

The start of a new year is the perfect time to turn a new page, like a fresh start it is a great opportunity to eliminate bad habits and establish new goals.What we call the beginning is often the end and to make an end is to make a beginning.The end is where we start from.

T.S. Elliot 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Chapter 1, Page 29, Book 20

We grow through what we go through.

Author Unknown

January 29th - If you go through it, you can grow through it.

We’ don’t grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges.

Joyce Meyer

We grow every time we experience something new. Being open minded gives us the freedom to hear, listen, learn and grow. The challenges we’re dealt can help to make us who we grow into. It’s the way we handle those challenges that makes a difference.  We should strive to be better, not bitter.  The difference can make you into a stronger person as you learn during your struggles. As more effort is expanded more growth is achieved. 

The challenge of being different provides lots of opportunities for growth. If we’re going to be happy we need to move on, We shouldn’t be bitter and hold grudges.but move pass negative experiences, Don’t let others take control of your emotions .  

Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.

Roger Crawford.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Chapter 1, Page 28, Book 20

Stay kind  It makes you beautiful.

Najwa Zebian 

January 28th-Kindness in your face,
Kindness in your eyes
Kindness in your smile,
Kindness in your warm greeting,
Kindness in your time

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others, for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

A;udrey Hepburn

Kindness can be in giving a smile smile or helping someone cross the street.  We can use kindness in every situation, by giving  someone your time, concern, attention, love. It is said that kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. in a way that if a person helps the other he encourages that person by the step that now you are able to help.the next person by showing your kindness.

Sometimes it is better to be kind than right.  We do not always need an intelligent mind that speaks, just a patient heart that listens.

Everyone deserves the right to be treated kindly but it is our choice to treat them that way. We help someone in his need, not in return for any thing , not for the advantage of the helper himself, but for the person helped, and we help the other just for the love of it.

When we help another feel better about themselves, we also feel better about ourselves. So giving kindness will always be rewarding.  

Every little smile can touch someones heart, No one is born happy, but all of us are born with the ability to create happiness.

Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it’s being done to him, or by him.

Frank A Clark

Monday, January 27, 2020

Chapter 1, Page 27, Book 19

Try to inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do

Kobe Bryant

January 27th - go for it

Do not be afraid of life.  Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

William James

I’ve found that where there is gratitude there is a spark of life, and where there is a spark of life there is inspiration. The more grateful you are for what you have the , the more motivated it makes you want to be.  There is no room for complacency when you are grateful. Gratitude is the  single most powerful source of inspiration that any person can tap into. 

Gratitude will inspire you to live your best life.  Everything you love gives you joy  It becomes a part of you and can easily make you smile or tear up  Our tears bear testimony to the best and worst times we’ve had.  Be grateful for the emotions your tears brought forth.

Gratitude makes since of our past, brings peace for today , and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melody Beattie

Having a vision is the way of future achievement. To know you won’t be satisfied until you achieve it.  A vision inspires the willingness to strive for what you want.  It inspires you to live your dream.  It’s not joy that makes us grateful, but being grateful that makes us feel joyful. 

Either you will run the day, or the day runs you.

Jim Rohn

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Chapter 1, Page 26, Book 20

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.

Walt Whitman

January 26h = look for the light

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

Francis Bacon

My personal theme for 2020 , vision,  is expressed  as looking for the light.  We can dispel darkness with a light to share with others,  In a world of gloom and despair, we can focus instead on the beauty and love in the world and share it with others.  Its called encouragement and  we do that by focusing on the light. and love that is present in our lives, not the darkness and despair..  

So be the light filtering through the clouds and let your light shine.  Be the sun in someones storm.  It why were here.  The best gift you can give everyone around you is your own courage to shine, to help chase the darkness away.

Hope is better than anger, Hope is better than fear.  Optimism is better than despair.  So lets be loving, hopeful and optimistic.And well change our world..

Jack Layton

Weve been told that life is short.  And it might well be.  But dont ever let any tell you its too late.  Its never to late to be your greatest self.  You never know the impact you have on someones life by the kind words or smile that you gave.  Dont underestimate the power of a sincere compliment and your undivided and attention. always remember to encourage one another.  

Don’t be discouraged when things go wrong.  Nothing is entirely hopeless. You are amazingly capable of the most astonishing things. but if you don’t see that, It won’t matter.  Let you light shine for others to see. 

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

Helen Keller

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Chapter 1, Page 25, Book 20

Always laugh when you can.  It is cheap medicine.  Merriment - it is the sunny side of existence.

Lord Byron.

January 25- laughter is the best medicine.

There is nothing in the world as irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.

Charles Dickens

They say a day without laughter is a wasted day and Id have to agree.  Smiling and laughing can have a positive effect on our well being. Laughter is good and good for us. Its tue laugher is strong medicine.  It draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body.  Laughter strengthens our immune system, boosts mood, deminishes pain and protects you from the damaging effects of stress.  Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring our mind and body back in balance than a good laugh.  

Humor lightened  our burdens inspires and connects us to others and keeps us grounded, focused and alert.  By seeking more opportunities for humor and laughter we can improve our emotional health, strengthen our relationships, find greater happiness and even add years to our life.

Laughter releases endorphins, the bodys feel good chemicals.  Endorphins promote an all over sense of well being and can even temporally relieve pain. It can protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems. Laugher gives the courage and strength to find  new sources of meaning and hope.  Even in the most difficult of times, a laugh, or a smile can go a long way toward making you feel better.  And laughter really is contagious.  Just hearing laughter primes your brain and readies us to smile and join in the fun. 

Smiling is the beginning of laughter and like laughter it is contagious.  An essential ingredient for developing a sense of humor is not to take yourself too serously and laught at your own mistakes.  So choose to laugh when ever you can. Dont let a day go by with out laughing. The ability to laugh, play and have fun will make our creativity flourish and bring new opportunities our way. 

The Joyful people are those who are generous and kind
the miserable people are this who are selfish and unforgiving

The problem solvers are those whose lives are powered by faith and optimism
the problem people are those whose lives are drained by doubts and pessimism

The winners are those who learn to take full responsibility for their actions
The losers are those who blame others for their failure

Author Unknown

Friday, January 24, 2020

Chapter 1, Page 24, Book 20

Whatever you are not changing - you are choosing.

Laurie Buchanan

January 24th - you get to choose

The Only Thing that is constant is Change.


Just like seasons, things and people are always changing.  That means our choices will have to change too.  What we once thought to be okay will change and so we must change what choices we make.

Nothing stays the same forever. Every obstacle you have been through will change you in some way.  Every person you meet will change you. It’s our job to decide how to  Live the life we want.  When you lose don’t give up.  Always carry faith and courage with you. It’s a choice we have.  Always look at the brighter side of life when you’re at your darkest point.  Life itself is a blessing.  Not everyone can be able to experience it. 

To exist is to change, to change is to mature. to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.

Henri Bergson

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Chapter 1, Page 23, Book 20

If you need something to believe in, start with yourself.

January 23rd - It all begins with you.

Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place.  Have faith in your own abilities, work hard and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.

Brad Henry

Sometimes the difference in whether you succeed or whether you don’t comes down to one simple thing - believing in yourself.  Self confidence is related to every area of your life.  It affects how you work at your job, How you relate to family and friends, how you act with others and whether you will be able to create and acheive your goals for things you want in the future.  How you view yourself affects everything you do, personally and professionally.

I found this peom that says  it so well...

Believe in yourself!
by Winning words of champions.

Believe you were made to do any task without calling for aid.
Believe without growing too scornfully proud,
That you , as the greatest and least are endowed.

A mind to do thinking, two hands and two eyes 
are all the equipment God ives to the wise.

Believe in yourself!

You are divinely designed and perfectly made 
for the work of mankind.

The truth you must cling to through danger and pain;
the heights others have reached you can also attain.

Believe to the very last hour, for it is true
That what ever you will, you’ve been gifted to do.

Believe in yourself and step out unafraid.
By misgivings and doubt be not easily swayed.

You’ve the right to succeed’
the precision of skill which betokens the great
you can earn if you will!

The wisdom of ages is yours if you’ll read.
But you’ve got to believe in yourself to succeed.

You can do whatever it is that believe you can do.  Have the self confidence to make a difference.  Believe that you are a child of God and 'He did not gives us the spirit of fear, but of power and love and self control  2 Timothy 1:7.  Do not be afraid of the unknown, because it is not unknown to God.  

We may think we can’t do it, but guess what!  God knows we can. So today and every day after that, say to yourself that because I have the Lord helping me every step of the way, I believe in me.
If you dont believe in your self then who will believe in you.  The next mans way of getting there might not necessarily work for me.  So I have to create my own ways of getting there.

Michael Korde.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Chapter 1, Page 22, Book 20

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.

Richard Bach

January 22nd- enjoy life

Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything.

Magnes Carlsen

I do think life was meant to be enjoyed. To be able to enjoy a lovely moment is payment enough.  We need to appreciate all the little moments that pull you back up when youre down. Its good to remember how good it felt to drink hot coffee on a cold winter morning or stepping into the fresh air after being inside all day;  Those moments we really enjoyed ourselves.

Each day is a sum of precious momets and experiences.  Remind yourself that everything always works out .  Be joyful and feel the possibility of it happening .  The more you enjoy the moment as you are in it, the more you will creat the moment they way you want it to be.

Remember love is at the heart of true fun.  When you are truly having fun and living in the present moment, feelings of love and calm will always prevail .

So enjoy yourself, it later than you think.
Enjoy yourself while youre still in the pink
The years go by as quickly as you wink
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself.  Its later than you think.

Live  happy and enjoy your journey;  Life is too short not to enjoy the ride.

Life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured.

Anthony J. D’Angelo

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Chapter 1, Page 21, Book 20

A smart person knows what to say.  A wide person know whether to say it or not.

Author Unknown

January 21st - be wise

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.


Smart people tend to process information in a logical way whereas wise people process the emotional the spiritual, and the subtle side of logic as well.  There is no doubt that a big part of wisdom comes with experience, but one of the most important formulas for gaining wisdom is to surround yourself with people much wiser than your self whom you trust to help you  Another example might be  that a smart person is aware of that tomato is a fruit, but a wise person know not to put one in a fruit salad.

A wise person knows that they’re not the smartest person out there, which makes them seek new information in order to learn and grow. We’ve all heard the saying, he’s too smart for his own good, but I’m not sure how oven you’ve heard, He’s too wise for his own good. There is a big difference between knowing things and know how to sue what you know.  with so much pressure to show how intelligent we are, we’ve ignored the cultivation of wisdom.

The simple things are also the most extraordinary things and only the wise can see them

Paulo Coelho

Wisdom is mentioned 219 times in the Bible versus the world smart. to isn’t used once.  The word intelligence  is used four times, and intelligence, five time.  May be the Bible is hinting for us to change what to ask for in our prayers.
It would e ideal to be wise and smart by allowing our thinking to be challenged in order to get sharper.  Then we can apply what we learn own order to turn our knowledge into wisdom.  If we learn and apply  that knowledge , even though making mistakes, we'’re working toward becomming wise.  

Wisdom is more than knowing facts, it’s more than understanding concepts.  It’s more than thinking logically.  Young people whose education has centered on getting great grades often don’ know anything about handling the frustrations of life.  They may have mastered information about life but that knowledge is insufficient to guide them in their journey forward.  To flourish we need to develop wisdom The wisdom to manage feelings, the wisdom
 to make good choices, The wisdom to embrace the unknown, the widom to doubt , to observe, and to understand.

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.