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

Author Unknown

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Chapter 8, Page 5, Book 21


To be good and to do good, is all we have to do.

John Adams

August 5th - do good

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you all the people you can, as long as every you can.

John Wesley

I think that if we are to be good people, we have to do good for others.  We all have a choice of good or evil.  I make a choice every day to be good and do all the good I can.  There’s no sense in doing anything if you cannot do it well.  It’s a waste of time.

Everything we do comes back to you , whether it’s good or bad.  If we do good for others, it will come back to us doubly.

We are rewarded for the good we do  Helping others is not only good for them and a good thing to do it also make us happier and healthier too.  Giving connects us to others, creating stronger communities and helping to build a happier society for every one.  And it’s not all about money, we can also give  our time, ideas and energy.

Doing good gives us inner satisfaction..  If you do something for someone, it will give you inner peace. The secret to happiness is helping others. 

I grew up with golden rule that we should do for others what we would have them do for us.  It’s something I ‘ll never forget.  When we treat others the way we want to be treated, it’s the right thing to do.

How your treat others says a lot about who you are. It’s the true measure of your character.  When we treat others better, we discover that we have what it takes to give them hope.  In the process, we push our own limits. and expand our our minds and uplift ourselves. Helping others build their esteems builds our own set esteem.

This positivity pushes us to take action to add meaning to life and make it better. Over time this will circle back to you tenfold.

Do good and good will come to you.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Chapter 8, Page 4, Book 21

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln

August 4th - We can do most anything for just one day

If people took it a day at a time, theyd be a lot happier.

Richard Bachman

Too often we worry about the future about what tomorrow might bring and we think about the past, what we did and what we should have done differently  We waste precious time that we have right now when we worry about what is to come ore regret what might have been.

It’s not easy to be mindful about living in the present and not worry so much about the future or harping about the past.

We live in a world where everything happens at such a fast pace.  Every this on the go. But the truth is we all go through life at our own pace, with our own timing.  We’re all different so we need to stop comparing our selves to others 

We can be worrying so much about the future or regret what happened in the psst.  We can plan for the future, but not worry about it.  It’s not worth the time and energy.  It’s all about living here in this moment and time.  One day at a time is all we’re ever guaranteed of and one that we can be sure of.

I’m hopeful and optimizing that by my doing my best today, keeping positive and living one day at a time can, each day will be a good one.

Living one day at a time is the best way to live. Living in the moment is focusing your attention and time on what is happening right now, wherever you are.  The only thing we have control over is today Focus on what is going on around you  We should savor every day.

All that’s required is to live today fully as if it were your first or your last.

Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece.

Dale West

There is no better time to be in than the present .

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Chapter 8, Page 3, Book 21


A smile is nature's best antidote for discouragement.
It brings rest to the weary,
Sunshine to those who are frowning 
And hope to those who are hopeless and defeated
A smile is so valuable that it can’t be bought, 
begged, borrowed, or taken away against your will.
You have to be willing to give a smile away
Before it can do anyone else good.
So if someone is too tired or grumpy to flash you a smile,
Let him have one of yours anyway.
Nobody needs a smile as much 
As the person who has none to give.

Dale Carnegie

August 3rd - a smile makes you and others feel better

Your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn.

Author Unknown

I can’t say enough about the power of a smile. The act of smiling improves moods and reduces stress. When you start to smile at someone, they are likely to start smiling as we are..  Not only does your smile boost your mood, but also makes a positive impact on another person.  The power of a smile should never be underestimated.

A smile is an invitation. Smiling sets a tone.  It establishes cornerstones in every relationship. They are hugely infections.  We could all be happier if we just smiled more.  It has the power to change the world.

If you dont have a smile, Ill give you one of mine.

Author Unknown

Monday, August 02, 2021

Chapter 8, Page 2, Book 21

A fresh start isnt a new place, its a new mindset.

Author Unknown

August 2nd - It’s a new day !

Isnt it nice to thank that tomorrow is a  new day with no mistakes in it yet?

L.M. Montgomery

I love the beginning of a new week, it’s a fresh start, a clean slate and a chance to begin again.  The past is over and will never come again.  Monday’s are the best day of the week as far as I’m concerned.  Having a new mindset is being able to look at things a new way.  We shouldn’t let the worries of yesterday cause us to miss out on what’s happening today.  Time goes by so fast and every moment is so precious we don’t want to miss a single one of them.  What has been done is over and today we have the opportunity to do thins in a new way.  To start all over again.  Every day is a new adventure. It doesn’t matter what your circumstances look like today., today is a brand new day!

Mondays are the time to make new goals and plan your week.  A time to set your priorities and a time to get a fresh start on things.  Mondays are a promise of good things to come.  It’s an attitude.  

By beginning fresh at the beginning of the week you can positively change your behavior and stay motivated throughout the week I hope you all have a wonderful day because the way we start our week is usually how we end it too. Make it a great week with a fresh start today !

Its never too late to reboot and start  from scratch.  If you want to start 
The beginning is always today.

Mary Shelley

Sunday, August 01, 2021

Chapter 8, Page 1, Book 21

Start each cry with a positive thought and a grateful heart.

Roy T. Bennett

August 1st - Thankful Sunday !
Im happy because Im grateful.  I choose to be grateful.  That gratitude allows me to be happy.

Will Arnett

As always for a Sunday, I’m sharing what I’ve been thankful for this week.  There are so many it’s hard to list them all. 

I’m thankful for another new month.  Every day is such a gift and I’ve been blessed to wake up each day and although summer is now fast fleeting, I’m thankful for another warm and toasty month.

I’m thankful for having a sister, to visit and love.  I’m so thankful that at least I still have one left.  We share so many memories that others don’t have.  Sometimes they aren’t all the same ones either.  She remembers much better what I forget.

I’m thankful that although we now have a variant of the virus that is spreading like wildfire, all my family are still healthy and safe  We’ve come through another week where no one is sick or has to isolate themseelves.  

I’m thankful that all my grandchildren will be returning to school this year and no longer have to do it online.  They may have to wear masks, but that will only help them to stay safe until they all can be vaccinated too.

I’m thankful for all the friends that I have, both in person and on line.  —
You all help to support me and make me feel very loved.

I’m thankful that although I having trouble sending out emails, I can still do a post on blogger.  I don’t know what’s causing the problem.  My internet seems to be working because I still get emails, just can’t send them out.

I hope you all can count your blessings too and not forget about the problems.  It’s an easy way to feel better.

Always have an attitude of gratitude.

Sterling K. Brown


Saturday, July 31, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 31, Book 21

Thank you for being a friend.

Andrew Gold

July 31st - you re loved and appreciated!

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.

Henry Ford

Friendships are one of the most important things in life.  Jobs,cities, and circumstances change, but best friends remain constant.  It can be easy to take them for granted,, that’s why it so important to take the time to tell they how much you care for and appreciate them.

Friendships can enrich our lives in many ways.  Good friends teach you about yourself and challenge you to be better.  They encourage us to keep going when times get tough and celebrate your successes with  you. They do a lot more than give you a shoulder to cry one, they also have a positive impact on our health.  Research says friendships are just as important to your well being as eating right and exercising.

Social isolation and loneliness are linked to a variety of health problems such as high blood pressure, substance abuse, heart disease and even cancer. If you find yourself going through a tough time, having a friend to help you through can make the transition easier. Having a friend to support you plays a big role in building your self esteem ore how you appreciate and love yourself. They offer reassurance when your’re feeling unsure.  

Spending time with friends help reduce stress ;They can help you cope.  We all need somebody to lean on. They see you and love you for who you truly are.  

Anything is possible when you have the right people there to you support you

Misty Copeland 


Friday, July 30, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 30, Book 21

 Never underestimate the power of chocolate.

Never underestimate the power of chocolate.

Author Unknown

July 30th - chocolate is good and good for you too.

Chocolate says Im sorry so much better than words.

Rachel Vincent

Believe it or not, a  bite of dark chocolate a day could not only be good for your heart, but may also improve brain function, alleviates stress and lowers risk of diabetes.  Scientific studies have shown that dark chocolate , is rich in antioxidants and packed with nutrients, making this bittersweet treat a superfood favorite.

Dark chocolate contains flavonoids. which are plant chemicals that act as antioxidants and may play a role in cancer prevention, heart health, and weight loss. The cacao plant that chocolate is derived from contains a compound called therobromine which experts say can reduce inflammation and potentially lower blood pressure.

Even though dark chocolate is a better choice than milk chocolate, it is still a chocolate, but milk chocolate is high in calories and saturated fat.  Chocolate improves the mood and our brains. The high levels of flavornoilds in dark chocolate has been found to improve memory.  The darker the chocolate, the better.  

But we have to be mindful of our daily intake.  Too much of  good thing could also be bad for us. The recommended dose is 2 ounces.  Indulging  in anything more than that and you may consume too many calories 

Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the worlds perfect food.

Micheal Levine 

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 29, Book 21

It’s a beautiful day to go after your dreams.

Author Unknown

July 29th - You only live once

Each day comes to me with both hands full of possibilities.

Helen Keller

Life is short.  Our days are numbered, so why spend them on doing something we don’t love.  Every day is a chance to make our dreams come true.

Dreams are what can get you through even the worst days. Your dreams are your reason to keep going.  They are why you wake up in the morning and try again.  They are what make life worth living.

All we have to do is choose to take control of our lives and go after what we most want. If we can dream it, we can do it.

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Chapter 7 Page 28, Book 21

Love is an endless act of forgiveness.

Peter Ustinov

July 28 - endless love 

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness with without love.

Bryant H. McGill

When we love we can’t help but forgive someone for what they do.  It’s unconditional love that makes the difference.  Because that what love does, love forgives.  

Always love one another.

Love forgives everything.  Love is always trusting and hoping and never gives up.

! Corinthians 13:7

Forgiveness is the ultimate form of love.  The lock of love produces hate, resentment and intense frustration.  Even breathing issues, sometimes.  Forgiveness is for Love what the heart is for the body, the center of existence   

Forgiveness may be the hardest part of any relationship, but is absolutely necessary.  To forgive doesn’t excuse the other person of what they did, it releases you from anger bitterness and retaliation  If we don’t have forgiveness in our hearts, love will be unable to grow.  Love forgives and unites.

Never gorget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer and forgiveness.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 27, Book 21


Believe that success is your only option.

Scott Morrison

July 27th - Believe in yourself

Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out.

Robert Collier 

If we think we can do something, we will.  We are what we think.  A positive and happy out look will get you further than thinking negatively.

We need to think we can do something, trust ourselves and get the job done.  Hard work will result in success.  And we need to believe we are capable of getting  the job done. 

We need to pay attention to our thoughts as they will become our deeds.  They are what shape our life.

Shift your attention from the things that are making you unhappy to that that which can bring you peace of mind and happiness.  By changing your thoughts and limiting beliefs, every day can be one that you want for yourself. Believe it and you will achieve it.

Your mind is much more powerful than you can imagine, It dictates our life and the outcomes.

Success is a state of mind.  If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.  We may not be in control of our circumstance be we are always in control of what we think about. 

Joyce Brothers

Monday, July 26, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 26, Book 21


Laughter is the closest distance between two people

Vicor Borge

July 25th - laughter is the best medicine

Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

It’s fun to share a good laugh and it can actually improve your health.  It is strong medicine.  It draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional ways.  Laughter strenthens your immune system, boosts your mood, diminishes your pain and protects you from the effects of stress.  Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance .  Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hope connects you to others and keeps you grounded.  It also helps to release anger and you are able to forgive someone sooner.

With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous rsoouce for soumounting problems, enhancing relationships and supporting both physical and emotional health.  It is priceless medicine that is fun and easy to use.

As children we used to laugh hundreds of times a day, but as adults, life tends to be more serious and laughter infrequent.  But by seeking more opportunities for humor and laughter you can improve your health and feel greater happiness.and even add years to your life.

:Laughter protects the heart.  It improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow. which can protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

It burns calories, by laughing 10 to 15 minutes a day you can burn about 40 calories, which could be enough to lose those 3 or 4 pounds over the course of a year.

It is more than just respite from sadness and pain it gives you the courage and strength to find new sources of meaning and hope.  Even in the most difficult times a laugh can go a long way toward making you feel better. It’s contagious and just hearing laughter primes your brain and readies you to smile and join in the fun.

So why not laugh more starting today and you’ll be sure to have a great week.

Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.

Lord Byron

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 25, Book 21

Sunday. A day to refuel your soul and be grateful for your blessings.  Take a deep breath and relax.  Enjoy your family, friends, and a cup of coffee.

Author Unknown

July 25th - Thankful Sunday

Sometimes we dont realize the blessings we have until we no longer have them.  Appreciate all the blessings in your life, take none for granted.

Author Unknown

Here we are almost at the end of another month, another week and it’s Sunday my day to count my blessings of the week.

Although I heard from my doctor this week on the results of my blood tests which were not so good, I’m thankful for the referral to see a specialist to see what’s going on with me. They said the test showed low function in my kidneys.  On the bright side, I feel fine and hope I stay that way.

I’m thankful for friends to get together with for lunch this week.  We’v been friends for a long time, and always each other’s company.  It’s a blessing to have them to laugh with and enjoy some simple pleasures with.

I’m thankful that one of my son’s asked me out to dinner on Friday evening. They were returning home from vacation and called to let me know they were in town.  I don’t get to see them often, so this was an unexpected treat.

Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.

Roy T. Bennett

I’m thankful that once again all my family are healthy, safe and happy.  We all made it through another week.  That is something to truly be grateful for.

I’m thankful for the sunny days we had this week, drying up all the rain we had last week.  Sunny days always make me happy and are such a blessing for us.  Thankfully we’ve had plenty of rain which is something not everyone has had. Some need it more than we do, too bad we can’t spread it around.

I’m so thankful to be alive and be able to share all this with all of you.  I not only survived the pandomentic, but I’m thriving too.

Still with the resurgence of the variant virus we are experiencing now, I’m still thankful for masks and hand sanitizers are available, when soap and water are not available. 

Each morning you wake up be thankful, grateful and appreciate who you are, you have life , youre blessed and you are beautiful.

Author Unknown