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A Stroll in the Garden

Energy and persistence conquer all things. – Benjamin Franklin

Lavender

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Lavender

Life is full of challenges, but I always have the Three Ps: Passion, patience and persistence. And the fourth one is pizza. – Butch Hartman

Coneflower

Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure. – Aisha Tyler

Coneflower

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. – Hal Borland

Coneflower

With patience and persistence, even the smallest act of discipleship or the tiniest ember of belief can become a blazing bonfire of a consecrated life. In fact, that’s how most bonfires begin – as a simple spark. – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Daisy

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

Phlox

The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job. – Napoleon Hill

Hollyhock

Persistence is a secret weapon for everyone. – Liu Wen

Snapdragon

Stay healthy.

Stay safe.

Keep smiling.

See the world around you!

A Stroll in the Garden

“I’m more of a weed.” “I like weeds. They’re survivors.” ― Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm

Hairy Vetch

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“A weed is but an unloved flower.” ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Yellow Sweetclover

“A flower doesn’t lose its beauty because weeds mocked it.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

Yellow Sweetclover

“If you see a dandelion as a weed, you’ll spray it. If you see it as a flower, you’ll draw it close, turn it this way and that, and become lost in the colossal burst of slender golden petals that spew sunshine into the darkest of souls. And so, how many things have we sprayed that could have illuminated our souls if we would have let them be more than what we let them be?” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

Mustard

“Feuds are weeds… Once it’s grown roots, it’s harder to dig up; and it’s far easier to spread.”
― Emory R. Frie, Giant Country

Buckhorn Plantain

“Don’t plant weeds in your garden if you are only hoping for flowers to grow.” ― Anthony T. Hincks

Buckhorn Plantain

“A man of words and not of deeds, Is like a garden full of weeds.” ― Benjamin Franklin, Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School

Field Pennycress/Fanweed

“But what attracted me to weeds was not their beauty, but their resilience. I mean, despite being so widely despised, so unloved, killed with every chance we get, they are so pervasive, so seemingly invincible.” ― Carol Vorvain, A fool in Istanbul – Adventures of a self denying workaholic

Field Pennycress/Fanweed

“They’re just weeds, love, they don’t belong anywhere.’ Her granddaughter stuck out her bottom lip and furrowed her brow. ‘That doesn’t seem very nice. Everything belongs somewhere.” ― Kathryn Hughes, The Letter

Fireweed

“The strongest and most mysterious weeds often have things to teach us.” ― F.T. McKinstry, Ascarion

Foxglove

Stay healthy.

Stay safe.

Keep smiling.

See the world around you!

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

Hyacinth

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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

Crabapple

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

Tulips

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

Transparent Apple

Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. -Gail Sheehy

Walnut

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

Pear

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

Phlox

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Lily

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

Lily

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

Lily

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

Lily

Diligence overcomes difficulties; sloth makes them. -Benjamin Franklin

Lily

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

Lily

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

Thyme

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

Thyme

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

Lavender

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!

Tulips

Tulips

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!