“When you’re in a dark place, you sometimes tend to think you’ve been buried. Perhaps you’ve been planted.


Garden Journal quotes

Dear Fellow Journalers,

There are so many quotes about gardening on the internet so I picked my favorite ones to share with you.


” If you look the right way,  you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

Frances Hodgson Burnett   “The Secret Garden”.

” A single rose can be my garden; a single friend, my world.”

Leo Buscaglia

” The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.”


” A book should be a garden that fits in the hands, word petals of color. Stems of strength, roots of truth. Turn a page and turn the season. Read the sentence and enjoy the roses.”

Max Lucado

” Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle… A seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream.”

Barbara Winkler

” If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”


” May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun and find your shoulder to light upon.”

Irish Blessing

” April showers bring May flowers.”

Cracked Pots


Dear  Fellow Journalers,

This is the last Perspective piece for the year from G. It was emailed to him from one of his closest friends.

Please read and send comments!




A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on the ends

of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in

it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full

portion of water.


At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the

cracked pot arrived only half full.


For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering

only one and a half pots full of water to his house.


Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments,

perfect for which it was made.


But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and

miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had

been made to do.


After 2 yrs of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke

to the water bearer one day by the stream.


“I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you. I have

been able to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes

water to leak out all the way back to your house.

Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don’t

get full value from your efforts,” the pot said.


The bearer said to the pot, “Did you notice that there were flowers

only on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side? That’s

because I have always known about your flaw, and I planted flower

seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back,

you’ve watered them.

For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to

decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there

would not be this beauty to grace the house.”


Moral: Each of us has our own unique flaws. We’re all cracked pots.


But it’s the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives

together so very interesting and rewarding. You’ve just got to

take each person for what they are, and look for the good in them.


Remember to appreciate all the different people in your life!


Blessings to all my crackpot friends.


Dear Fellow Journalers,

In my rush to write and post for this month, I completely forgot about these Prompts! These are ones that are ‘gonna make you think.


  • Create a list of things you enjoyed as a child. Add a photo of you as a child.
  • What was the biggest decision you made today/this month/this year?
  • What would you do if you had the ability to read minds for 24 hours? Several years ago there was a movie entitled “What do Women Want?” starring Mel Gibson. By some Hollywood magic, he got to read women’s’ minds for several weeks! Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!
  • Who do you admire and why?
  • List your favorite movies.
  • If you could choose, which era would you have liked to have been born into and why?
  • Go on a staycation in your own town. Visit local attractions, stores you haven’t shopped in before, events, restaurants. Keep maps, ticket stubs, menus etc.
  • Send someone a thank you note and write the note in your journal.
  • Make a list of 10 flowers you like. You can get pictures on-line or a seed catalog.

Read the following statement and write how you feel about it:

“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way”.

Wayne Dyer


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