To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
February 20, 2013
THEIR PLACE IN THE SUN
"You seem to sigh a lot," I said. "Do you realize this? "I should have counted the number of times I heard you sigh during this conversation. Are you depressed?" She replied, with yet another deep sigh, "Yes, I suppose I am! I couldn't say what I am depressed about, but, (another sigh), it should be ok..."
Someone close to me once said, you have a choice. You can choose to be happy and grateful for everyday, or you can go through life with eyes wide shut and make your choice to focus on the things that aren't going right for you! I most always choose to be happy. There are two things that make me really, really happy....Kitties and beautiful gardens.....I think this is one place where they can choose to be happy....their place in the sun!
gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses."
the garden I tend to drop my thoughts here and there.
To the flowers I
whisper the secrets I keep and the hopes I breathe.
I know they are there
to eavesdrop for the angels."
"I sit in my
garden, gazing upon a beauty that cannot gaze upon itself.
And I find
sufficient purpose for my day."
Garden. Coffee. Does a good morning need anything else?"
~Betsy Cañas Garmon
now scented with sage and rosemary,
a kneeling gardener is lost in savory
is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and
she laughs with a
~Douglas William Jerrold,
every gardener there is a child who believes in The Seed Fairy."