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Friday, February 8, 2013

The Message In The Bottle


Smile, breathe and go slowly.

xoxogail

from - Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk, founder of Plum Village

Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.

16 comments:

  1. Most important, breathe. Since they put beer in blue bottles I have seen more of them on the roadside. What a statement that makes. ?? Have a great weekend 'relaxing'.

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  2. Happy to, Gail! Thanks for the suggestion. Cheers!

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  3. Breathing here in Oklahoma. Hugs!

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  4. Message received. Thanks for the inspiration. ;-)

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  5. Wonderful messages ~ Thank you for the inspiration this morning.

    FlowerLady

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  6. Not easy, but we can only try.

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  7. Such a great perspective...both the view, and the quote.

    Jen

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  8. Gail, Illicium sent me to my Dirr - sadly all species are zones 7-9 - and especially sad when he said, "several students described odor as resembling a gin-and-tonic" (one of my all time favs) which I believe fits in perfectly to this post of smile, breathe and go slowly.....B.

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  9. I'm also partial to his poem "Peace is every step." Thank you for the lovely reminder to dust off his books, find a seat in the garden, and read them again.

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  10. Wise words! Relaxing about life helps put it all in perspective. :o)

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  11. Well of course you are relaxed, if you finished that bottle of Reisling before you put it out into the garden!

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Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom.


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