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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Chapter 4, Page 28, Book 20

Make the most of the best and the least of the worst.

Robert Louis Stevenson

April 28th - making the best of it

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.

Charles Dickens

These past few weeks have probably been the worst of times for a lot of us, but still we are all trying to make the best of what we have .  People are learning a new way of life, but it isn’t all bad.  Families are spending more time together and doing things to make the most of their time together.  

We can all make the best of the time we have, by doing out best to stay above the sadness of it all.  

Accepting reality helps us  cognitively and emotionally move on. The happiest people have learned that they cannot control everything in life.. we need to make the best out of everything. 

We can take action to create solutions to face and deal with what ever comes our way. We shouldnt dwell on the problem but on the solution..
Things will work out one way or the other, as nothing lasts forever.   We need to appreciate what we have and live in the now and  know that complaining is senseless.

Making the best of it, is to accept a bad or difficult sitution without complaining and try to deal with it as well as you can.

Whatever life may send you way - make the best of it.  Don’t waste your time and energy worrying about it, instead, find a way to do something about it.  Learn from it. adjust to it, be strong, be flexible and be your best in every situation.

Les Brown


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

That’s the thing about life. A lot of the time, it isn’t easy at all. We just have to try to make the best of it.

Nicholas Sparks.

jack69 said...

Sherry and I sat at the table this morning. We talked about our lives, over all it has certainly been a happy one. Now in our 80s we certainly want to enjoy the happy days and make the best of the few others. Life is good. Coming to your house for a visit always lifts our outlook.
Love ya'
Sherry & jack

Mevely317 said...

Certainly I'm familiar with the first part of Dickens' quote, but don't recall ever having read the rest. Extremes. It reminds me a little of that Byrds song, Turn! Turn! Turn!.
… to every season under Heaven.

betty said...

So true to try to make it a happy life even in the midst of troubling times.


Buttercup said...

I've been reading about Winston Churchill and the years he was Prime Minister during WWII. I've always admired Churchill, but his ability to inspire a nation under bombardment inspires me now. It won't be easy, but we need to persevere. I have my downs, but keep on keeping on. Take good care!