“The surest cure for loneliness, the quickest way to happiness, is found in this, a simple creed: Go serve someone in greater need.” ― William Arthur Ward
My Mom used to grow fuchsias as house plants and once in a while, when I was little she would let me squeeze the buds to hear them pop and reveal the frilly interior petals.
"In our daily lives we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy." ~ Albert Clarke
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow.'" --Mary Anne Radmacher
“Life offers you so many doors, it is up to you which to open and which one to close.” – Unknown
"Ask yourself this question: 'Will this matter a year from now?' " --Richard Carlson
“The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living.” ― Roy T. Bennett
Can you spot the little stowaway?
“The road to success is always under construction” – Lily Tomlin
Here’s something cheerful to brighten your day.
Hope the sun is shining on you wherever you are today. Enjoy your weekend!
“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”– Raymond Lindquist
As a result of my absence during a heat wave and under water restrictions these lovely blooms died! Fitting black and white rendition?!
We paid a visit to Ellis Bird Farm recently. I know, it’s supposed to be about the birds, but their garden spaces are amazing!
“Life is a tapestry woven by the decisions we make.” – Serrilyn Kenyon
The standards and the falls - the sepals and the petals - of an iris. A twisted tale in the world of flowers.
"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." - Celia Thaxter
"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time." —John Lubbock
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” – Dr. Seuss
"What if I told you that 10 years from now, your life would be exactly the same? I doubt you'd be happy. So, why are you so afraid of change?" --Karen Salmansohn
“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.” – Betty Reese