“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Marcel Proust
(a happy orange poppy blossom, Julie Cook , 2014)
I pray that we have a least one person along the long and wending path we call our life, the one (or multiple) person or persons who has / have taken the time and interest to “garden” along our well traveled path—that rare individual or persons who cares enough that we are happy, healthy and that our souls are indeed ready for full bloom.
I also pray that we may, from time to time, offer our gratitude and thanks to that very individual or individuals who has / have bothered to take such care and time along our life’s path in order to prep the soil, weed the way, hedge the edge and trim the pathway, in order to make room for a long awaited blooming.
On this new morning to the new week, as we prepare to close out one month and transition towards the new month of May, may we be mindful of our life’s path and of the gracious gardeners along that very personal walkway. Here is my heartfelt thanks to those gardeners who have cared enough along my own path to make certain my soul was always ready for blooming.
What a great post. Gratitude is at the centre of our faith – gratitude to God and to those people whom God has placed in our lives to lead us closer to God. I don’t know if I mentioned this to you previously but I had a gratitude party a couple of weeks ago for some of those people who had brought me along on my faith journey in recent years. I held it on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of my confirmation in the Roman Catholic Church. The people didn’t know the reason for my dinner party and they were so happy to celebrate with me. Blessings.
What a lovely post! It made me tear up at the end for you are a “gardener” who has blessed my path with your words and sweet persona! I pray you have an absolutely splendiferous week, missy. And a big Amen to all that you pray for! Oh and I love icelandic poppies and your photo of one is great! Love you, Natalie 🙂
well, well, you’re checking in rather early today 🙂
yes Natalie, when I was writing the post, I was thinking of you, as for others along this journey of mine 🙂 As you have richly blessed and enriched my being.
And whereas I knew that thing was a poppy, or so I thought, I knew you’d get down to kingdom, class and phylum—HA—icelandic, who knew?!
Bad weather headed this way—always makes me nervous—Happy Monday!!!
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