1: to form by ordering and uniting materials by gradual means into a composite whole: construct
2: to cause to be constructed
3: to develop according to a systematic plan, by a definite process, or on a particular base
4: increase, enlarge
Build (v.): late Old English byldan “construct a house,” verb form of bold “house,” from Proto-Germanic buthlam (source also of Old Saxon bodl, Old Frisian bodel “building, house“), from Proto-Indo-European bhu- “to dwell,” from root bheue- “to be, exist, grow” (be). Rare in Old English; in Middle English is won out out over more common Old English timbran (timber). Modern spelling is unexplained. Figurative use from mid-15th century. Of physical things other than buildings from late 16th century.
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."
Jim Rohn (1930-2003, America's foremost business philosopher, author, and motivational speaker)
"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."
Milton Berle (1908 – 2002, American comedian and actor, and former host of NBC's "Texaco Star Theater," the first major American television star, known to millions of viewers as "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television")
"How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself."
Anaïs Nin (Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell, 1903 – 1977, essayist, memoirist, and author of avant-garde novels)
“Love, they said, burns you
and builds you.
But with you,
there’s no ash.
Kaman Kojouri (writer and poet)
“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”
Marvin J. Ashton (1915 – 1994, member of the Quorum of the Twelves Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from 1971 until his death)
"You just don't luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities."
Barbara Bush (b. 1925, former First Lady Barbara Bush, wife of President George H.W. Bush and mother of President George W. Bush, founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy)
"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."
Warren Buffett (b. 1930, son of a U.S. congressman, bought is first stock at the age of 11 and first filed taxes at the age of 13; known as the "Oracle of Omaha"; CEO of Berkshires Hathaway, worth 74.7 billion; owns more 60 companies)
“How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.”
As much as we want to share our lives with our soulmates and beloved. It’s also as meaningful to co-create the lives we want for ourselves. It’s a bonus to have a support system, absolutely! — which helps in making our dreams come true. The more the merrier, I say. But, it’s extra special to have partners and soulmates who encourage and inspire us, and ones we can collaborate and co-create, in confidence or collegially. This is what makes life more fun, to discover many aspects of ourselves by mirroring each other, in work and play.
What also makes life exciting are those journeys and challenges that provide the platforms and opportunities to save and reshape our own lives. Nothing is more satisfying than these experiences of endurance, which strive to make us more confident and to multiply and magnify the tools to move forward and create more.
That is not to say that finding our true loves and life partners are not important. These relationships are vital, especially when we are ready for them. Because they challenge, enliven and impassion us, and give us the strength to drill deeper into the depths of our multi-dimensional and complex souls. These loving relationships provides us with the tools to purify our hearts, minds, and bodies and facilitate healthier lives.
Let us build with intention, sojourners, and with love GLORIOUSLY!
Faithfully Yours, Tonya