Tag: bud

The Courage to Bloom

The flower is always the bud’s undoing. Let go then. Step into the river lean into the wind let the strength of the earth rise through you. Watch your fingertips burst into bloom. – Pavithra K. Mehta

Not Made in the Shade

Flowers are not made by singing “Oh, how beautiful,” and sitting in the shade.   – Rudyard Kipling

Sunshine and Smiles

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. – Joseph Addison

A Breath of Gratitude

Gratitude is the sweet fragrance of an opening heart. – Aine Belton

Beginners

I am very fond of the poetry of Denise Levertov, and today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is one of hers. Beginners by Denise Levertov -Dedicated to the memory of Karen Silkwood and Eliot Gralla “From too much love of living, Hope and desire… Continue Reading “Beginners”

When We Feel Like Giving Up . . .

There are moments when I feel like giving up or giving in, but I soon rally again and do my duty as I see it: to keep the spark of life inside me ablaze. – Etty Hillesum, An Interrupted Life