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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Chapter 4, Page 22, Book 20

Todays a new day.  Its your day.  You shape it.
Dont let it be shaped by someone elses
ignorance or fear.

Steve Mariboli

April 22nd - What’s new?

Yesterday ended last night, today is a brand new day. And its yours.

Zig Ziglar

We often say, upon meeting someone, ‘What’s new?”  We love learning the new, especially about ourselves, if it doesn’t hurt too much.  We have a variety of expressions, upon hearing the news which indicate our difficulty in accepting the new. We say, You got to be kidding.  Are you pulling my leg? Get out of here with that !  Nonsense!  Or, you’re talking through your hat.  Believing the new is an old problem.

Sometimes we need proof so we believe.  Believing is hard for us, as we rely so much on the immediate data from computers, electronic social media.  Just stop and count all the various devices you can have by which you can obtain information.  It’s amazing how quickly we find things out and rest assured in it.  Believing is not an easy habit or practice.

We are given the gifts of mind and heart, both can never be satisfied. The new is kind of a trick, becoming old as soon as it is digested.  The heart longs not so much for satisfaction but for completion which it can never have. 

I love to learn something new every day. And am hoping for the good news that soon this will all be over and a thing of the past.  Meanwhile the news comes with more heartache with it.  I’m trying to see the bright side, where sunny days are ahead for all.  

The say we shouldn’t just hope for a better future, but build one. 

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

Eleanor Roosevelt


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

Keeping up on the news isn't easy, but we have many options.

Mevely317 said...

Timely words! Yesterday I was telling my husband that I didn't want to watch any more news coverage … yet a few minutes later I was right back. Unfortunately, with many conflicting opinions it's a challenge knowing what - or who - to believe. How burdensome it must feel to be in a position of authority these days.
On a lighter note, Happy Earth Day!

NanaDiana said...

I love learning new things, too! I think it keeps us active and involved in life itself. I feel each day I am given a gift and that I should use it as best I can. Stay safe- xoDiana

betty said...

I too like to learn new things every day!! Definitely a way to keep the brain active. I started to listen to podcasts of sermons today rather than the news show that hubby was watching. It was very refreshing and reassuring in these trouble times; something I don't get from the news these days!


Chatty Crone said...

When I learn something new - I always think to myself - you do learn something new almost every day. I try to turn my head from the news too - but sometimes I do go back!

jack69 said...

YOu shake our tree. We really don't think we know it all, but are amazed sometime when we learn something new, and it takes us by surprise. This week I learned of two screw threads I did not know were threaded backwards. That only means something to a mechanic, I guess, but those two were new to me.
It is actually fun to keep learning.
As usual, Love your way
Sherry & jack