Sunday Dinner: Grow

Patience is not the ability to wait.
Patience is to be calm no matter what happens,
constantly take action to turn it
to positive growth opportunities,
and have faith to believe
that it will all work out in the end
while you are waiting.”
Roy T. Bennett


“When life is sweet,
say thank you and celebrate.
And when life is bitter,
say thank you and grow.”
Shauna Niequist
“I have no right to call myself one who knows.
I was one who seeks, and I still am,
but I no longer seek in the stars or in books;
I’m beginning to hear the teachings
of my blood pulsing within me.
My story isn’t pleasant,
it’s not sweet and harmonious
like the invented stories;
it tastes of folly and bewilderment,
of madness and dream,
like the life of all people
who no longer want to lie to themselves.”
Hermann Hesse
“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression,
it must come completely undone.
The shell cracks, its insides come out
and everything changes.
To someone who doesn’t understand growth,
it would look like complete destruction.”
Cynthia Occelli
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017
“There is no beauty in sadness.
No honor in suffering.
No growth in fear. No relief in hate.
It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness.”
Katerina Stoykova Klemer

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7 responses to “Sunday Dinner: Grow

  1. What do you call those flowers?

    • Arlene, those are the flowers of the herb, fennel . You can buy green fennel or bronze fennel , but the flowers are the same golden yellow.

      • So sorry I am not so familiar with them. I don’t grow fennel here.

        • They are covered with swallowtail butterfly larvae at the moment. Maybe the flowers will all be eaten soon 😉 Fennel bulbs are often found at the grocer or farmer’s markets. They are cleaned and trimmed. I don’t grow ours to eat, only to enjoy the flowers and support our butterflies. ❤ ❤ ❤ They grow easily from seed should you ever want to try them. The botanical name: Foeniculum vulgare

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