Farmhouse Thots


As a family we spend as many evenings as possible reading together.

Currently we are reading the book: "The Traveler's Gift", by Andy Andrews.

It's a book about a man who has lost his job and his pride and is in a downward spiral of sorts. He goes on a car rampage and careens off a cliff. He thinks he's dead, but instead he is traveling back in time.

He meets famous men of the past that have a message for him.

There are 7 men and 7 messages.

The message we are currently meditating on is this: A DECIDED HEART

Having a decided heart takes you from I will try to I will do. From I think so to I know so. From wishy washy to committed.

It transcends all areas of our lives. And it is a tool in the tool box of success in any area.

It's copied for you below. But don't stop the book!

I Have a Decided Heart.
A wise man once said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Knowing this to be true, I am taking my first step today. For too long my feet have been tentative, shuffling left and right, more backward than forward as my heart gauged the direction of the wind. Criticism, condemnation, and complaint are creatures of the wind. They come and go on the wasted breath of lesser beings and have no power over me. The power to control direction belongs to me. Today I will begin to exercise that power. My course has been charted. My destiny is assured.
I have a decided heart. I am passionate about my vision for the future. I will awaken every morn- ing with an excitement about the new day and its opportunity for growth and change. My thoughts and actions will work in a forward motion, never sliding into the dark forest of doubt or the muddy quicksand of self-pity. I will freely give my vision for the future to others, and as they see the belief in my eyes, they will follow me.
I will lay my head on my pillow at night happily exhausted, knowing that I have done everything within my power to move the mountains in my path. As I sleep, the same dream that dominates my waking hours will be with me in the dark. Yes, I have a dream. It is a great dream, and I will never apologize for it. Neither will I ever let it go, for if I did, my life would be finished. My hopes, my passions, my vision for the future is my very existence. A person without a dream never had a dream come true.
Ihaveadecidedheart. Iwillnotwait.
I know that the purpose of analysis is to come to a conclusion. I have tested the angles. I have measured the probabilities. And now I have made a decision with my heart. I am not timid. I will move now and not look back. What I put off until tomorrow, I will put off until the next day as well. I do not procrastinate. All my problems become smaller when I confront them. If I touch a thistle with caution, it will prick me, but if I grasp it boldly, its spines crumble into dust.
I will not wait. I am passionate about my vision for the future. My course has been charted. My destiny is assured.
I have a decided heart. 


Little Rose of Sharon said...

Are you willing to lend out this book?
I could trade if I have one you may like.


Little Rose of Sharon said...

Sandy, could I borrow this book? Or we could make a "library" trade.

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