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A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on flowers, gratitude, and thank you

Send 10—TEN!!—people flowers. Today. As "Thank yous" for good things "small"—or even large—done in the last two weeks.

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: 100 Ways to Succeed #127: http://www.tompeters.com/entries.php?rss=1&note=http://www.tompeters.com/blogs/main/010484.php

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Kaya McLaren on gardening, gardeners, growth, timing, prayer, awareness, rebirth, spring, flowers, plants, winter, planning, planting, compost, seeds, divine timing, affirmation, kairos, right timing, seasons, kaya mclaren, and church of the d

For me, gardening is a form of prayer. Most people have an awareness of life and death, but few have an an awareness of life, death, and life again. Gardeners do though.

Bulbs come up every spring. Then in winter, it looks like there's nothing there, no hope for life ever again. Then, Hallelujah! Next spring they're back even fuller. Perennials - same thing.

Annuals have a slightly different lesson. Annuals really do die, but they broadcast seeds before they go. Where there was only one calendula the year before, there will be ten this year, and one day, they will fill every empty space in your garden. Annuals are a lesson in the difference one living thing, plant or person, can make, and how their presence resonates long after they're gone. There again, the effects are not immediate. There is always the winter. And when you consider the garden as a whole, well, winter is a time to reflect, a time to dream. It gives you time to ask the big questions...

Gardening is an affirmation of divine timing. Some years, in early spring, my enthusiasm takes an ugly turn, and I seemingly believe I can make spring happen earlier than it normally would, if I just work hard enough, if I till enough, compost enough, harden off seedlings earlier than I normally would. In the end, I wind up with twelve flats of dead seedlings. Then I direct seed a couple months later, and with much less effort, everything grows into the full glory it was destined to encompass. To everything there is a season. Amen.

Kaya McLaren

Source: Church of the Dog, Pages: 136-137

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Nelsa Libertad Curbelo Cora on growth, flowers, mud, and diamonds

Flowers don't grow from diamonds, they grow in the mud.

Nelsa Cora

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A Quote by Robyn Nola on flowers, love, opening up, and law of attraction

"A Flower is like the soul, it opens up to the sun."

Robyn Nola

Contributed by: Robyn Nola

A Quote by Peter M. Senge on presence, awareness, movement, shift, consciousness, purpose, future, senge, scharmer, jaworski, flowers, journey, humanity, wilber, teerlink, fritz, wisdom, and leaders

It's common to say that trees come from seeds. But how can a tiny seed create a huge tree? Seeds do not contain the resources need to grow a tree.  These must come from the medium or environment within which the tree grows.  But the seed does provide something that is crucial : a place where the whole of the tree starts to form.  As resources such as water and nutrients are drawn in, the seed organizes the process that generates growth.  In a sense, the seed is a gateway through which the future possibility of the living tree emerges.

Peter Senge

Source: Presence : An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society, Pages: 2

Contributed by: Esther

A Quote by Marianne Williamson on being who you are, children, being different, and flowers

A tulip doesn't strive to impress anyone. It doesn't struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn't have to. It is different. And there's room in the garden for every flower. You didn't have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else's on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way. Look at little children in kindergarten. They're all different without trying to be. As long as they're unselfconsciously being themselves, they can't help but shine. It's only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted.

Marianne Williamson

Source: Marianne Williamson

Contributed by: Dawn

A Quote by unknown on brazil, flowers, and seeds

All the flowers of the future are in the seeds of today.

unknown

Source: unknown Brazilian author

Contributed by: Michelle 42303

A Quote by St. Thérèse de Lisieux on love, deeds, and flowers

"Love proves itself by deeds, so how am I to show my love? Great deeds are forbidden me. The only way I can prove my love is by scattering flowers and these flowers are every little sacrifice, every glance and word, and the doing of the least actions for love."

St. Thérèse de Lisieux

Contributed by: Amma's Daughter

A Quote by John O'Donohue on flowers, bloom, and spring

When one flower blooms, spring awakens everywhere.

John O'Donohue

Contributed by: Zoef

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on giving, natural, love, evolution, last stage, final evolution, flowers, myrtle, potlatch, and generosity

There are those who give little of the much which they have - and they give it for recognition and their hidden desire makes their gifts unwholesome.

And there are those who have little and give it all.
These are the believers in life and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
And there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism.
And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue;
They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet: 26 poetic essays, Pages: 19-20 (On Giving)

Contributed by: Kundan

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