Seeds of Appreciation


“The invariable mark of wisdom
is to see the miraculous in the common.”



“Those with a grateful mindset
tend to see the message in the mess.
And even though life may knock them down,
the grateful find reasons,
if even small ones, to get up.”

Steve Maraboli



“Life off Earth
is in two important respects not at all unworldly:
you can choose to focus on the surprises and pleasures, or the frustrations.
And you can choose to appreciate the smallest scraps of experience,
the everyday moments,
or to value only the grandest, most stirring ones.”
Chris Hadfield



“Tiny seed (embryo, food, a coat and a code)
gathered food from the dirt and turned itself, slowly,
into a giant tree.
Simple thing became complex and strong.
But for the embryo to eat and grow,
it needed water to activate enzymes to break down storage compounds.
Soil poverty also affected plant growth:
the seed needed loose soil rich in organic matter,
a good soil temperature, oxygen in the soil,
and light to germinate.
People were like seeds.”
Tamara Pearson



“The word is like a seed, and the human mind is so fertile,
but only for those kinds of seeds it is prepared for.”
Miguel Ruiz



“Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea.
The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos,
the fountains are bubbling with delight,
the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle.
Let us dream of evanescence
and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.”
Kakuzō Okakura



Wishing you every happiness this Thanksgiving

Photos by Woodland Gnome 2019


About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

4 responses to “Seeds of Appreciation

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  2. This is so beautiful. Thank you sharing.

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