What Kind Of House Are You Building?

Hello Friends,

Hope all is well. This is a great short story to remind us to be mindful of how we structure our lives. We are the architects of our existence. The Universe has blessed with the amazing ability to create our existence with our thoughts.

It is important however to be aware of what thoughts we are sending out to the Universe. Every thought is a piece of the house that we are building for ourselves. So we must ask ourselves, "what kind of house do I want to live in."
ONR   MOW   section lunch/tool house
Shaquille O'Neal's Miami mansion

When we realize that the choices we make determine the life that we have, we will begin to make better decisions. We will strive to make life better for ourselves and for our fellow man. In everything you do, do it to the best of your abilities. You never know what and who you may affect.

Enjoy this short story. Remember to put forth you best effort every step of the way. You are a awesome person with an infinite amount of potential. Don't sell yourself short. You deserve the best. Many blessings and thanks for listening.

Building Your House

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family. He would miss the paycheck each week, but he wanted to retire. They could get by.

The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go & asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but over time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.

When the carpenter finished his work, his employer came to inspect the house. Then he handed the front-door key to the carpenter and said, "This is your house... my gift to you."

The carpenter was shocked!

What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.

So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building. Then, with a shock, we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we would do it much differently.

But, you cannot go back. You are the carpenter, and every day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Someone once said, "Life is a do-it-yourself project." Your attitude, and the choices you make today, help build the "house" you will live in tomorrow. Therefore, Build wisely!

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Hyderabadiz said...

Thanks for the bright light you brought to our Blog on the eve of the Diwali Festivals.

Your blogs (plus your support to the BC members) offer gr8 help to create a quality in whatever we do (not just inspiring, rather much more; i.e., we learn to think and reflect all the time).
Best wishes.
Keep up.

Dexter Francois said...

It is always my pleasure to visit you and your team. Many blessings and many bright lights.

Psiplex said...


Really like what you said about doing what you do to the best of your abilities. This stands to reason as every bit of the truth we can absorb through being open is like building a house. The more truth we have to work with, the more solid a frame and house we can leave for others (not ourselves) to use and enjoy.

Only the true remains and will support more people following after us. What is true is true for all time. Solid, dependable and warm like a solid house, it can be used for life and passed on. Whatever is not true will not last and is not fit to be lived in..

Good post!

One Love

Dexter Francois said...

Very well said Psiplex. We should definitely be looking to build a solid foundation for our children. We're just borrowing this planet until they are ready. So it is our responsibility to take care of it. Thanks again for stopping by. Blessings!

veryheaven said...

dear dexter, what a wonderful and wise story - needed to share it with my readers, featured you. happy new year greetings from germany, veryheaven

Dexter Francois said...

Thanks for visiting veryheaven. Greetings you and your friends in Germany. Many blessings!