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A Stroll in the Garden

The journey is never ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment. -Antonio Brown


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People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die. -Plato

Grape Hyacinth

Growth is the only evidence of life. -John Henry Newman

Grape Hyacinth

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder. -Ronald Reagan


Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. -Benjamin Franklin


The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice. -George Eliot

Transparent Apple

Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. -Gail Sheehy


Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. -Viktor E. Frankl

Balsam Arrowroot

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth. -Susan L. Taylor


Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. -Frank A. Clark

Grecian Windflower Anemone

Sometimes we may ask God for success, and He gives us physical and mental stamina. We might plead for prosperity, and we receive enlarged perspective and increased patience, or we petition for growth and are blessed with the gift of grace. He may bestow upon us conviction and confidence as we strive to achieve worthy goals. -David A. Bednar

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

A Stroll in the Garden


Ordinary people who faithfully, diligently, and consistently do simple things that are right before God will bring forth extraordinary results. -David A. Bednar


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What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. -Samuel Johnson


For dreams to come true, it requires diligence. Believing is the most important thing! -Yunho


“The natural consequence of diligence and persistence is competence and success.” ― Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty ‘n’ Worthy African Proverbs – Volume 1


Diligence overcomes difficulties; sloth makes them. -Benjamin Franklin


Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you. -Arnold Palmer


Diligence is not easy, but we can’t reach our goals without it. -Henry Cloud


Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence. -Abigail Adams


The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. -Confucius


Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren’t sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better. -John Carmack

Sea Holly

Stay healthy!  Stay safe! 

May OMG 2018

When you incline to have new clothes, look first well over the old ones, and see if you cannot shift with them another year, either by scouring, mending, or even patching if necessary. Remember, a patch on your coat, and money in your pocket, is better and more creditable, than a writ on your back, and no money to take it off.

Benjamin Franklin

Personally, I don’t like to mend clothes, but I’ve done a bit of mending over the years.  And when it is one’s Mom asking for the mending, well…how can one refuse?

So, my goal for May will be to mend the worn elastic in the hem of Mom’s jacket sleeves.

Mom's Jacket

She has also asked me to make purple bowl cozies, similar to those that I showed in a blog post here.

I will be taking advantage of spring days, too, and working in the garden when I can.  The spring blossoms and warm sunshine are irresistible!



I am linking up with OMG (One Monthly Goal) at Elm Street Quilts. Click on the link and see what other goals are set for April. I find it inspiring and motivating; perhaps you will too!