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Wednesday of Hope – Courage of the Fragile Blossom

Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.

– Alice Mackenzie Swaim

Enjoying the Seasons

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.
– Yoko Ono
It is no longer the time of the crocus, but we remember its welcome appearance.

It is no longer the time of the crocus, but we remember its welcome appearance.

The Best Things in Life

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.

– Robert Louis Stevenson

The small crocus at our feet could easily be missed - but it's well worth the look.

The small crocus at our feet could easily be missed – but it’s well worth the look.

Would You Like to Stay Young?

The astonishing beauty of the crocus

The astonishing beauty of the crocus

To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.

– Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, Quoted in Age Doesn’t Matter Unless You’re a Cheese, by Kathryn and Ross Petras

Thoughts on Hope – 4

Crocus - the first hope of spring

Crocus – the first hope of spring

Compassionate actions rarely flow from despair or hopelessness, they are born out of hope.

– Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer

The Grace of a Crocus

 A single crocus blossom ought to be enough to convince our heart that springtime, no matter how predictable, is somehow a gift, gratuitous, gratis, a grace.
– David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

The grace of a single crocus blossom

The grace of a single crocus blossom