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A Stroll in the Garden

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” ― William James

Phlox

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Hollyhock

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
― Gandhi

Lily

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
― H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

Spirea

“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Snapdragon

“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.” ― John Locke

Clematis

“We can’t sufficiently define love with our words. Therefore, the only option that we’re left with is to show it in our actions. And if our actions don’t show it, the words don’t matter. Neither does anything else.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

Phlox

“Do actions agree with words? There’s your measure of reliability. Never confine yourself to the words.”
― Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune

Larkspur

“You can’t make yourself feel positive, but you can choose how to act, and if you choose right, it builds your confidence.”
― Julien Smith, The Flinch

Hosta

“At the Day of Judgement we shall not be asked what we have read but what we have done.”
― Thomas A Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

Yarrow

“If your actions don’t live up to your words, you have nothing to say.” ― DaShanne Stokes

Coneflower

“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.” ― Anita Roddick

Lily

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Stay safe.

Keep smiling.

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A Stroll in the Garden

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
― Anne Frank, Anne Frank’s Tales from the Secret Annex: A Collection of Her Short Stories, Fables, and Lesser-Known Writings

Cornflower/Batchelor Button/Allium

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Allium

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Love-in-a-Mist/Nigella

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Love-in-a-Mist/Nigella

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Columbine

“What day is it?” asked Pooh.
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.”
― A.A. Milne

Goats Beard

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” ― Charlie Chaplin

Peony

“We’ll never survive!”
“Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.” ― William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Coral Bells

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A Stroll in the Garden

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein

Lily of the Valley

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Lily of the Valley

“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Iris and Spurge (Euphorbia)

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
― Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

Iris

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Candytuft and Veronica Waterperry

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ― Jack Kornfield, Buddha’s Little Instruction Book

Ajuga

“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” ― Albert Schweitzer

Peony

“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

Blue Flower

“Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It’s the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. ” ― Frederick Buechner

Lilac

“Rage — whether in reaction to social injustice, or to our leaders’ insanity, or to those who threaten or harm us — is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice, can be transformed into fierce compassion.”
― Bonnie Myotai Treace

Iris

“The only time you look in your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don’t look in your neighbor’s bowl to see if you have as much as them.” ― Louis C.K.

Iris

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Stay safe.

Keep smiling.

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A Stroll in the Garden

Peony

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Clematis

Coral Bells

Coral Bells

Don’t just learn, experience.
Don’t just read, absorb.
Don’t just change, transform.
Don’t just relate, advocate.
Don’t just promise, prove.
Don’t just criticize, encourage.
Don’t just think, ponder.
Don’t just take, give.
Don’t just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don’t just hear, listen.
Don’t just talk, act.
Don’t just tell, show.
Don’t just exist, live.
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Peony

Peony

Weigela

Weigela

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A Stroll in the Garden

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the now the primary focus of your life. -Eckhart Tolle

Iris

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Iris

I believe that in life, you have to give things your best shot, do your best. You have to focus on what needs to be done, do the right thing, not the popular thing. -David Cameron

Euphorbia

Every day is a gift from God. Learn to focus on the Giver and enjoy the gift! -Joyce Meyer

Lamium (Dead Nettle)

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. -Greg Anderson

Phlox

The focus is what is right before you – to give it your best. It sows the seeds of tomorrow. -Kiran Bedi

Veronica Perry

Our thoughts create our reality – where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go. -Peter McWilliams

Veronica Perry

If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Iris

Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing.
― Leo Babauta

Iris

Sometimes we focus so much on what we don’t have that we fail to see, appreciate, and use what we do have!
― Jeff Dixon

African Daisy

Always focus on the front windshield and not the rear view mirror. ― Colin Powell

African Daisy

I didn’t pay attention to times or distance, instead focusing on how it felt just to be in motion, knowing it wasn’t about the finish line but how I got there that mattered. ― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

African Daisy

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