GROW: The Book
“And truly it demands something god like in him who has cast off the common motives of humanity, and has ventured to trust himself for a taskmaster.” --Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is a quote from an older fellow we knew for years, I often think of it this time of year. "The richest you can ever be is to have a warm fire on a cold day."
The only quote that currently comes to mind is one I had during my working years.
Failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
This one has been mine since I started moving about and putting a efforts into getting acquainted with so many new plant friends!
"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them." - A. A. Milne
I saw this yesterday and cried. Yes, thank you for recognizing and honoring my humanness. I feel this so much at this time of year when retailers push me to hurry and my body in connection with nature asks me to slow down.
”You are exhausted physically and spiritually because the pace of this system is for machines and not a magical and divine human being. You are enough. Rest.” -Unknown
"Them that don't know him won't like him and them that do sometimes won't know how to take him, he aint wrong he's just different, and his pride won't let him do the things that make you think he's right"
I saw this one today and liked it.
"There are just two kinds of people on earth today,
Just two kinds of people, no more, I say.
Not the good and the bad, for ‘tis well understood,
That the good are half-bad and the bad are half-good.
No! The two kinds of people on earth I mean,
Are the people who lift and the people who lean."
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Four days of the week I am with another person admiring me for always lifting others up in belief, & expression. So today we saw a person in front of a store holding a little bag of 3 potatoes, with a doggie. - I stopped in my tracks, & asked the man "Do you have enough to eat? Can I buy you some food? ((that was my gas $)). - Just then a woman leaves the store, & she looks at me funny. - So I explained my Intent, & she said with tears in her eyes "How very kind of you, just like an angel. But my husband had to keep the dog out, while I ran in. Thank you so much, & Merry Christmas to you both". -- The person I was with, said "She gives of herself every day".
Just then, this thought popped into my head, & I said: "in the heart of a Happy child, it is Christmas every day" & she hugged me. This is for today my favorite quote.
"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." --Marilyn Monroe
The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.
Just saw this one:
"The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self."
A freind just forwarded me this one - someone random on FB said this:
"I don't want to end 2019 on bad terms with anyone, so just apologize to me and get it over with!" 😂
Something I need to remind myself of often..."Worry is interest on trouble before it's due".
I have many faves. For today:
"I'm convinced of this: good done anywhere is good done everywhere." Maya Angelou
Of course, I have to include Shakespeare's King John (1595): "What cracker is this . . . that deafes our ears / With this abundance of superfluous breath?"
No one ever got rich by pinching $100 bills.
“Happy, thin and free”
Bright Line Eating. (Things you do everyday automatically like brushing your teeth, putting on your seatbelt, wearing shoes. The same goes for your healthy nutrition choices. Use a food scale to measure your food for each meal. Eat more vegetables than fruit, daily. Reduce your refined sugars and flours intake.)
I saw this one today.
“Drink without getting drunk
Love without suffering jealousy
Eat without overindulging
And once in a while, with great discretion, misbehave.”
—Armando Fuentes Aguirre, El Catón (Mexico)
Saw this one today and it resonated with me.
"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." - Dr. Seuss
This is one that I remind my team of First Responders of, at almost every practice.
In any moment of decision. The best thing you can do is the right thing. The next best thing you can do is the wrong thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt.
@Lisa K your quote "Life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to DANCE IN THE RAIN" has always been my favorite too! The most common version seems to be "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain." It's from Vivian Greene.
We've also had this saying hung up on our wall for many years and it's another one of my favorites:
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”
― John Anster, The First Part of Goethe's Faust
Inspired by quotes around the home...here are some plaques, pictures and faux ‘20’s tin ads found around my house.
”Stressed spells dessert backwards”
”Coffee! If you’re not shaking you need another cup!”
”Make yourself at home! Clean my kitchen.”
And my favorite:
”May Your Joys be as Deep as the Ocean.
Your Sorrows as Light as Its Foam.”
@Leslie Carl Thank you for this Reminder for this past year, & now for Encouragement:
1 of my Favorites too: “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
"The problem with quotes on the internet is that it is difficult to verify their authenticity."
I love this one the best!!! Yup, Abe on the internet!!! I seriously laughed out load reading this one.
The following is from Lindsay Buroker's Agents of the Crown series. I had to stop reading long enough to share it.
"A fenced garden does nothing but reveal the cleverest animals in the forest."
A good one for December 25.
"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!" - Charles Dickens
"I'm the government and I'm here to help".... of course he was being sarcastic.
There is no greater poverty than being: unwanted, uncared for, and unloved.
I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the father except through me....
I hope every one is having a great Christmas!!!
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.: --Helen Keller
wow, talk about a woman who over came, and over came...
Ok, so this is not a famous quote, it is a small children quote, but I thought y'all might enjoy it. First a little background.
I work at a child care center. In the mornings I am with a class of three to four years olds. One of the children has some learning differences- very repetitive speech, etc. He loves to greet the other kids when they come in, and can say "hi" obsessively until they say something back. He also gets their names mixed up, but if I remind him he will correct himself. This morning around 7:20 one of his classmates arrived, and didn't feel like talking to him. He stood next to her saying "Hi" over and over again. I said to her, "Just say 'hi', it's polite." He apparently took that as a prompt and said "Hi, Polite!"
Sorry if I'm abusing the quote section.