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In The Garden of Life

“I am spending delightful afternoons in my garden, watching everything living around me. As I grow older, I feel everything departing, and I love everything with more passion.”

Emile Zola (1840 – 1902), in the year of his death.

A beautiful garden of roses in various colors

๐Ÿ’— ๐•ฟ๐–๐–Š ๐•พ๐–œ๐–Š๐–Š๐–™๐–“๐–Š๐–˜๐–˜ ๐–”๐–‹ ๐•ท๐–Ž๐–‹๐–Š

๐ŸŽ€ ๐’ฎ๐“Œ๐‘’๐‘’๐“‰, ๐’ฎ๐“Œ๐‘’๐‘’๐“‰, ๐’ฎ๐“Œ๐‘’๐‘’๐“‰ ๐ŸŽ€

Life is sweet and yet it is also a bittersweet journey.

This morning while doing my morning reading, I found the quote above and thought I would blog about it. It is uncanny that as I went to prepare this blog post, I realized today was the day my mother died in 1993.

I can still remember on that day, the lilacs in full bloom in the tree in her parking lot at the apartment building she lived in.

I love this quote and it reminds me to enJOY the gift of life and the gift of each day.

I am delighted to see so many people starting to enJOY flowers, plants and gardening. It seems as though people are awakening to the exact energy of this quote and it is beautiful indeed.

I will keep this quote handy to remind me of the sweetness of life and also as a reminder to appreciate the gift of another day.

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My View of Life is Forever Changed Today!

It was minus 22 degrees celcius this morning as I drove happily to an appointment. The sun was shining, the sky was amazingly blue, and I realized how much I love winter. I love all the seasons but I was just in so much โ™ฅJOY โ™ฅ this morning thinking about the gift of life itself.

I truly had a revelation. It hit me so hard it was like a sucker punch to the heart. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’

I thought to myself why would I ever wish winter away? I then thought when this winter is over, or when this cold day in February is over, it is one less that I will ever have…. one less day, one less winter… one less Christmas, one less viewing of the blue sky….. one less, one less, one less.

In that moment I thought I will never wish away another day or season ever. This thinking and feeling really helped me to understand the power of living in the NOW. The RIGHT NOW! ๐“ƒโ™ก๐“Œ ๐“ƒโ™ก๐“Œ ๐“ƒโ™ก๐“Œ

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