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

Author Unknown

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Chapter 1, page 12, book 20

Gaze upward
look inward
reach outward
press forward.

Thomas Merton 

January 12tb - 2020 goals


The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

Helen Keller

January 12th - 20/20 vision 

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau

My one word for 2020 is vision .  I’ll be centering my focus on this word for the new year.    It’s a word with lots of meaning .  I have to say my vision isn’t so good these days.  I have cataracts which dull it. and this might be the year, I get that corrected.  We all have eyes to see, but not all of us see correctly.  

When we change our perspective, we see with new eyes.  Things that weve seen before, will have new meaning to us.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust

Being thankful is a feeling and being grateful is an action. through gratitude we get to make a sense of our lives and learn to credit our loved ones with the appreciation they deserve

Gratitude reduces stress and anxiety.  As a result People are more empathetic and positive. It gives you new eyes with which to see. When we see with the heart, our lives have more meaning, With gratitude, life is never so deeply known or fully served.

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

Melody Beattie


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

I'm hoping for better vusuib thus year in more ways than one...

Mevely317 said...

That's a great WORD for the new year! Multi-faceted, for sure; it gives one plenty to think about.

Buttercup said...

Love the cat picture. 2019 threw me with retina issues. I now see my wonderful retinologist four times a year, but thankfully everything is stable. I'm hoping for continued vision.

betty said...

Seems every where I look/read these days a lot of people are emphasizing the word vision or focus, probably because of it being 2020. It is a great word for you, Ma, and I'm sure you'll enjoy working on your vision in more than one way over this new year!



vison sounds like a great word. i'm sure it will serve you well through the new year. so far i haven't picked a word. can't seem to find one that suits me and my current situation. your 20/20 glasses were awesome. i'm sorry to hear you have cataracts. i have them too and a touch of glucoma. you have had a wonderful vacation visiting with your family. memories to cherish for a lifetime. i hope old man winter doesn't rear his ugly head anytime soon... so you can settle in now that you are back home. take care. i agree, "When we change our perspective, we see with new eyes. Things that we’ve seen before, will have new meaning to us."

jack69 said...

I'm with Buttercup, I always love that CAT pose. And that is a great choice of a word for the year. It never fails to take my heart to read that quote by Helen Keller, what a lady of vision.
Love you lady, Stay warm
Sherry & jack

Annsterw said...

Great word and love the quotes! Have a great week!

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