Some people could be given an entire field of roses and only see the thorns in it.
Others could be given a single weed and only see the wildflower in it.
Perception is a key component to gratitude
and gratitude a key component to joy.
If it were not for hope, the heart would break.
Love is never wasted; the least remnant, however tattered, abides to our end.
Diplomacy is the art of winning without having the other person lose. —Anon
The secret of patience is finding something else to do in the meantime.
Feature photo: Willunga Almond blossoms (c) M.E. Trudinger circa 1985
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you’d have preferred to talk.
Photo: Desert Springtime. (c) Sam Gross, circa, 1950