Sunday Dinner: Focus

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“Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.”


Ann Voskamp


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“Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish,

focus on how much you can

absolutely love what you’re doing.”


Leo Babauta


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“When you connect to the silence within you,

that is when you can make sense

of the disturbance going on around you.”


Stephen Richards


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“The battle you are going through

is not fueled by the words or actions of others;

it is fueled by the mind that gives it importance.”


Shannon L. Alder 


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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2016


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“Whatever your passion is, keep doing it.

Don’t waste time chasing after success

or comparing yourself to others.

Every flower blooms at a different pace.

Excel at doing what your passion is

and only focus on perfecting it.”


Suzy Kassem


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“Focusing is the great secret of power.

If you want to use your full amount of focus,
you must close down all other thought
and direct your power of generating mental steam
toward one outcome.”


Stephen Richards

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6 responses to “Sunday Dinner: Focus

  1. Wise quotes, and beautiful plants. Are the rose geraniums from the cuttings I sent? I never asked how they fared.

    • Thank you, Eliza. The rose geraniums were overwintered, but sadly not from the cuttings you sent. You never asked, and I didn’t have the courage to tell you that I wasn’t successful with any of your beautiful cuttings. I appreciate the gift, and I tried some in water and others in moist sand. I used rooting hormone, diffused light, etc. but none of them rooted for me. Yes, geraniums are supposed to be easy- The ironic thing, Eliza, is that I can often cut off a geranium stem and simply stick it into a pot and withing weeks it is growing into a new plant. I even have a single leaf which has rooted form its petiole growing now out on the deck. Maybe these things work more successfully in early spring? Giant hugs to you ❤ ❤ ❤ WG

      • Aw, too bad. Sorry about that. You may be right about the timing. I know rosemary is much easier to root in the spring (many things are) so that may have been the case with the geranium. I should try a few cuttings now to see if I can root them.

        • That is a good idea, Eliza. I just picked up some P. ‘Lady Plymouth’ a week ago, and plan to take cuttings this week coming. Their leaves are so beautiful! I’ve planted 3 in the ‘stump garden’ where I’ve been madly yanking out Comphrey. (I had NO idea how aggressive Comphrey becomes!) I hope they will grow into beautiful little shrubs this summer. Do you root your rosemary in water or in soil, Eliza? Something else I’ve never accomplished 😉

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