Homer and Emmy Lou were spending some time together on the front porch swing. Now Homer was very much in love with his beautiful Emmy Lou. However, he was shy and often had difficulty mustering up the courage to express his love in a physical way. Aware if his inability he spent a lot of time talking to her about it, expressing his affection with flowery words:

“Emmy Lou, if I had a thousand eyes, they would all be gazing at you.”
“Emmy Lou, if I had a thousand arms, they would all be hugging you”.
“Emmy Lou, if I had a thousand lips, they would all be kissing you!” 

One day Emmy Lou, having had enough and on the verge of losing her patience, looked at Homer and replied, “Homer, stop complaining about what you don’t have and start using what you do have!”

Source | Unknown


  • How many opportunities to we miss, focusing on our inadequacies?
  • How often we end up doing nothing, imprisoned by the fear of failure?
  • The “If only I had… I would” mentality will never serve you well. Nor will it your family or society at large.
  • Stop complaining about what you don’t have and start using what you do have.

“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 can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” | John Wesley

Author: philipchircop

An artist at heart and madly in love with all things beautiful and soulful: music, painting, sculpture, photography, film, theatre, poetry, good company, good food, good wine and more. I believe that beauty is a wonderful entry into the mystery of the God “whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” God can be sensed in all things if and when we engage in a long, loving look at the real that surrounds us. I consider myself a seeker with bottomless curiosity, an eternal student of life, exploring fresh and creative ways to proclaim the Good News in the hope of helping fellow pilgrims and seekers to embrace real and radical changes that will lead to conversion and transformation.

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