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

Author Unknown

Sunday, December 06, 2020

Chapter 12, Page 6, Book 20

The things you do today affect not only today. They build you and prepare you and position you for all that days that will come.

Ralph Marston

For me, today I’m going to be thankful.  It’s my day of the week to give thanks for all the blessings I’ve received.

Once again, I’m thankful that all my family and friends are still virus free.  I’m thankful that even though we had about a foot of snow, I had help shoveling it.  It’d good to know that some people are still willing to work for a buck or two.  We’ll actually it was $20.00 but worth every cent.  

I’m thankful for a car that is reliable and safe and I don’t worry about it breaking down.  It’s second hand but I knew the previous owners and knew that they took good care of it.

I’m thankful for my children that help me so much. DD and DS#5 live close by and do the most They came this week to help get the storage bins out for Christmas decorating and stayed and helped put fall away too.

I’ve found that what you give really does come back to you.  The loving care I gave my family has come back to me in abundance.  They all do something to help me out now that I’m older. 

I’m thankful for this season of Advent, which gives us time to prepare for Christmas.  Despite the limits that will be around this Christmas, we know that everyone is looking forward to some quiet time, down time and relaxing time. Not only do we hope to recharge physically, but also spiritually and mentally too.  Advent is a time to celebrate light in the midst of darkness which takes on a whole new meaning in this time of pandomania. Life causes us to rush and race, but we know there is another part of life waiting to be discovered. The part that often comes in small packages like quiet time, prayer, counting out blessings and listing our priorities and finding light in the midst of darkness and doubts

If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.

Roy T. Bennett


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

I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established Yesterday or some previous day. - James Joyce

betty said...

I like that quote of James Joyce Ma! So good you do have family close by to help you out! Such a blessing!


Martha said...

I am so thankful that my family has remained healthy too and I'm glad we both have children who are willing to help us now that we are older. It means so much!

Susie said...

I love the little poster at the end of your post. :) Today is a good day to start counting our blessings...even in this crazy time. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

jack69 said...

I always enjoy the visit here, and it is easy to tell by the comments others do too. Today you struck a cord when you mentioned the help of your family. SWEET. We do miss family as we travel that is for sure. I just want to say AMEN to every poster above. ME TOO!
Love from Florida
Sherry & jack

Mevely317 said...

My biggest blessing right now is having my son and his family nearby. Their unwavering support means more than any material riches!