I came across this quote from Camilla’s blog Bloom , it struck a chord with me.
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
-this version is credited to Mother Teresa, it was written on the wall of her home for children in Calcutta, India.
Isn’t this a wonderful thought? I think it is!!
~I have been cutting many bouquet’s of Camellia’s.
The garden is back to life and I am so thankful for that. I had come to believe that I would not feel the garden call me, that I would feel the love to garden again, I lost my joy somewhere between the death of my brother and then my father.
It is hard to explain, my garden was always my refuge from the stress of life, it was my buffer from the real world to my own world. Yet for the last few years, it just was neither a buffer or a refuge. I came to resent this garden and I wanted no part of it. How sad, but true..
Somewhere between the sun shining and the little buds that have turned to blooms, I am feeling the pull. As I peer out my kitchen window, it is calling me. The garden is calling me!
Baby steps here as I allow myself to go and get lost again in my very own garden. I realize how much I have missed this quiet time. I almost gave up, but I realize that my garden is predictable and true. As I rediscover my plant it is like finding my old familiar friends. It did not give up on me, it has simply been patiently waiting for me~ it was always there. I know this is true.
~Cherry blooms over my head~
~lettuce and arugula happy from the rain this morning~
~Spring in a pot, planted in anticipation ~
My friends are on their way back!!!!
For this I am so thankful.