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A Stroll in the Garden

“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

Cornflower/Batchelor Button

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Rose

“The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.”
― Ted Hughes, Letters of Ted Hughes

Peony

“We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Coral Bells

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
― Shannon L. Alder

Bleeding Heart

“We don’t have to be defined by the things we did or didn’t do in our past. Some people allow themselves to be controlled by regret. Maybe it’s a regret, maybe it’s not. It’s merely something that happened. Get over it.” ― Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four

Bleeding Heart

“We all do things we desperately wish we could undo. Those regrets just become part of who we are, along with everything else. To spend time trying to change that, well, it’s like chasing clouds.” ― Libba Bray

Goats Beard

“Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.” ― Katherine Mansfield

Pansy

“My dad used to say that living with regrets was like driving a car that only moved in reverse.” ― Jodi PicoultHouse Rules

Allium

“Speak when you’re angry, and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” ― Lawrence J. Peter

Allium

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A Stroll in the Garden

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ― Mother Teresa

White Tailed Deer

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Peony

“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.” ― Charlotte Bronte

Peony

“Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.” ― Brian Tracy

Peony

“Happiness comes from helping others, by being with others, and by sharing, even if it’s only a smile.” ― Zain Hashmi, A Blessed Olive Tree: A Spiritual Journey in Twenty Short Stories

White Tailed Deer

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” ― W. Clement Stone

Rose

“If you have a candle, the light won’t glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.” ― Steven Tyler

Peony

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A Stroll in the Garden

“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.”
― Anne Bronte

Rose

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Rose

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”
― Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden

Rose

“Some of the most beautiful things worth having in your life come wrapped in a crown of thorns.”
― Shannon L. Alder

Rose

“If you don’t feel the pointed things in life, you’ll soon take the soft ones for granted.”
― John Everson, Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions

Rose

“Dear Superwoman,
Remember that a rose does not stop looking beautiful, because of the thorns around it. So, never allow weaknesses to stop you from admiring your own strengths.”
― Gift Gugu Mona, Woman of Virtue: Power-Filled Quotes for a Powerful Woman

Rose

“Love sees the thorns but cherishes the rose anyway.”
― Jeffrey Fry

Rose

“Tears are not thorns.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

Rose

“Holding grudges is like growing a garden of thorns in your heart .”
― Thandazo Perfect Khumalo

Rose

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A Stroll in the Garden

“Grace, like water flows to the lowest part.” – Philip Yancey

Gooseneck Loosestrife

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 “Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out.” – Dwight Lyman Moody

Rose

 “Grace is the very opposite of merit… Grace is not only undeserved favor, but it is favor, shown to the one who has deserved the very opposite.” – Harry Ironside

Geum

“The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.” – Aristotle

Zucchini

“Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Phlox

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. -Victor Hugo

Hosta

For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. -Elie Wiesel

Purple Coneflower

Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason. -Pope Francis

Phlox

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. -Denis Waitley

Phlox

Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul. -William Hazlitt

Sea Holly

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us. -Anne Lamott

Sea Holly

Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner. -Charles Caleb Colton

Liatris/Gayfeather

Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring. -Marlene Dietrich

Liatris/Gayfeather

“Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come; ‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home.” – John Newton

Black Cohosh

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A Stroll in the Garden

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” —John Lubbock

Lily

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Lily

“Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is about.” —John Mayer

Daisy

“Summer was on the way; Jem and I awaited it with impatience. Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.” —Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

Rose

“In summer, the song sings itself.” – William Carlos Williams

Spirea

“There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” – Celia Thaxter

Spirea

“In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you can reach right up and touch the sky.” – Mungo Jerry

Dusty Miller (Silver Ragwort)

 “I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” —Kellie Elmore

Dusty Miller (Silver Ragwort)

“A life without love is like a year without summer.” —Swedish Proverb

Clematis

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” —Henry David Thoreau

Clematis

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