I know it’s Spring, finally, well you wouldn’t have really known until this past week, thanks to the ‘torrential’ weather and ‘the beast from the east’…hopefully it’s NOT coming back and we can get on with resurrecting the weather-beaten gardens, that should have been in full bloom, but the freak snow pelted everything, even the daffs in the woods were affected, snowed on twice whilst in bloom, and their display this year, through no fault of their own, was sorry to say, pathetic. It took two of us – 3 hours each – to deadhead them in the woods last week..
When one steps back and looks at the devastation caused by extreme weather conditions, you just want to give up. Where to start?
But then you notice little green shoots everywhere ….and your filled with hope that all is not lost. Nature encourages one to get on with it, nature never gives up, it just keeps on going regardless..
Luther Burbank, American plant breeder and botanist, said : ” Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.”
All of the above and encouragement !!!! Just from nature.
Maybe people should step back for a minute, take a long walk or sit in the garden and learn a lesson from whats around them. We should all be like nature.
To BE of VALUE…… To be valued means that you are appreciated for your role in someone’s life. Regardless of whom it is, it could even be a total stranger. Just a kind gesture, a smile…..which people don’t seem to do much at passers-by anymore, one just sees faces glued to screens. And when you do smile or say good day, out of sheer courtesy, they stare at you as if they are waiting for you to mugg them. Some even have the cheek to say ” what you looking at?” I mean, seriously, have we become a world of ignorance? It costs nothing to just be nice and polite. It costs nothing to have manners and respect for others and yourself.
People need encouragement, no matter who they are, just the words – ‘well done you’, or ‘great job’, ‘keep up the good work’, ‘don’t worry if you failed, at least you tried and didn’t give up’ and ‘I AM PROUD OF YOU, No matter what’, tops the list.
I have been encouraged through comments on my blogs this weekend, and it made me more positive about a lot of things. I value and appreciate the time people take to actually read and comment on my blogs. Thank you ALL..
Today will never come again make the most of a situation by being there for someone.
And if you need cheering up, cheer someone else up, it will make you feel good.