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

Author Unknown

Monday, January 20, 2020

Chapter 1, Page 20, Book 20

Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love. 

Martin Luther King Jr.

January 20th - love is the answer

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

Robert A. Heinlein

The power of love is amazing!  Love can turn lives around A simple sincere hug or gesture can change a life or help to change a society at large.

Just think about what would happen if everyone operated from a sincere foundation of love.  Instead of competing with one another we really tried to help one another.  We could start with our friends and family and build out from there.  Love is an act.  It’s a decision.  It’s deliberate.  It’s an external effort and energy every day.  It’s choosing and committing.  It’s doing.

Start with yourself.  Love yourself.  Remember to take good care of yourself so you can offer the best of yourself to others  Then do something kind and unexpected for a total stranger.  Listen to others and really hear what they have to say.  Let people know that you care.  Be kind and let love ripple through the world.  Love is always a choice. Choose love, not fear.

Love is all about choice.  We choose to see the good, ignore the petty, look for what we could do and remember why we love. Choosing  to put in the effort to do these things is what love looks like and sometimes the choices in life is what make the difference in life.

Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.

Nicholas Sparks


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

Let everything you do be done with love...

betty said...

I like that line to choose love and not fear, Ma. It is so good to get out and love all people that we can, especially ourselves, family and friends, and those that don't seem to deserve love, those are the ones that need it the most!


Mevely317 said...

I agree, that line about choosing love v. fear is powerful. It's a decision.

There's no doubt my parents loved me, but they weren't necessarily demonstrative. The first time I recall someone giving me an unexpected hug, it felt wonderful. I've tried passing it on ever since; and in all these years only know of two individuals who don't like being touched. Nope, I'm not losing sleep over it. LOL.

jack69 said...

Love the last graphic, yep, Sherry & I were just talking about that when she said WE did not comment on MA's blog. Yes we did! No we didn't. BUT now we did. hahahahaha Sherry is a big fan of Nicholas Sparks. have a wonderful day, Now I (or we) will go to today, she will beat me there. hahaha

Love you lady, you make a fun day!
from us, Sherry & jack!

Annsterw said...

i LOVE THE BE IND TO UNKIND PEOPLE - I struggle with this but you reminded me that I need to work on it!!!

Chatty Crone said...

Love the first photo - do what you do with LOVE!

Buttercup said...

Great quote from Dr. King. His memory continues to inspire good works. I agree with you about Andrew Carnegie. What a legacy of giving. I enjoyed doing the research for the library post. Learned a lot.

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one random act of kindness can make somebody's day, for sure. loving one another is the key, you are so right. we really need to implement it everyday, in everyway..

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