PERSISTENCE


I've had my share of failures learning experiences since my journey in gardening began. As I'm working through a challenge that doesn't seem like it will end well, I can hear myself  saying part of that phrase we've all heard...  "Tis a lesson you should heed: try, try, try again. If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again".  There's never a thought to just give up.  Rather, there exists a strong desire to find a better way.

GRATITUDE

 
It seems impossible to me that one could experience growing something from a single seed and not come face to face with an overwhelming sense of gratitude when that seed turns into a bountiful overflow of goodness.  It is a magical experience to watch a plant's life cycle and then be nourished by that plant be it by actual consumption or a sensory experience.

PATIENCE


A man who masters patience, masters everything else - George Savile

We live in a world built on now, we want fast food, can't stand waiting in line, text instead of talking, use DVRs to skip commercials and on it goes.  Being a totally impatient person since my youth, I don't typically like waiting.  However, I learned early on that mother nature will not be rushed.