Great Advice for 2017...for Everyone

The Gift of Making Friends

Blessed are those . . .

who have the gift of making friends,

for it is one of God's best gifts.

It involves many things, but above all,

the power of going outside of one's self

and appreciating whatever

is noble and loving in another.

                                                  Thomas Hughes




 In case you missed it,
here's some more good advice from years past:

Great Advice for 2016...for Everyone

Four Things to Learn to Do
Four things a man must learn do

If he would make his record true:

To think, without confusion, clearly;

To act, from honest motives, clearly:

To love his fellow man, sincerely;

To trust in God and heaven, securely.

                                                                                            Henry Van Dyke


Great Advice for 2015...for Everyone

Where Does Charity Begin?

We have heard the slogan, "Charity begins at home."

That phrase was invented by a Roman pagan

and is directly contrary to the story of the Good Samaritan.

Actually charity begins where the need is greatest

and the crisis is most dangerous.

                                                          Frank C. Lauback


Great Advice for 2014...for Everyone

The Harvest

Sow a thought, reap an act,

sow an act, reap a habit,

sow a habit, reap a character,

sow a character, reap a destiny.

                                                          Anon.



Great Advice for 2013...for Everyone

Discipline
                       
                        Thank God every morning when you get up that  you have something to do which
must be done,
   
                        whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced
to do your best, will breed in you
   
                        temperance, self-control, and a hundred other
virtues which the idle never know.
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                       Charles Kingsley


Great Advice for 2012...for Everyone

The Church

                       The church is never a place, but always a people; never a fold but always a flock, never a sacred building
                              
                                but always a believing assembly. The church is you who pray, not where you pray. A structure of brick or
                               
                                marble can no more be a church than your clothes of serge or satin can be you. There is in this world
                               
                                nothing sacred but man, no sanctuary of God but the soul.
      
                                                                                                                                                                                            Anonymous                             





Great Advice for 2011...for Everyone

Spiritual Nuggets
                      .\

                          1. To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.

                      2. Going to church does not make you a Christian anymore than going to McDonald's make you a
                     hamburger.

                      3. Real friends are those who, when you feel you've made a fool of yourself, don't feel you've done a
                      permanent job.

                      4. A coincidence is when God performs a miracle and decides to remain anonymous.

                      5. Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side.

                      6. I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.

                      7. Lead you life so that you won't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.

                      8. People gather bundles of sticks to build bridges they never cross.

                      9. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% of how you respond to it.

                     10. Did it ever occur to you that nothing occurs to God?

                     11. Life is like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep.

                     12. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself
.

                     13. There are two things I've learned: there is a God, and I'm not HIM.

                     14. Following the path of least resistance is what makes rivers and men crooked.

                     15. Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are
                           never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace.


Great Advice for 2010...for Everyone

HOW TO STAY YOUNG


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height.  That's why we live smart.

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop & dull living.' Experience new things...get out.   

4. Enjoy the simple things...

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath...

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.   

7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.


AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but  by the moments that take our breath away.

And if you don't send this to at least 8 people - who cares? But do share this with someone. We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!

Worry about nothing, pray about everything!

(Anonymous)