Friday, September 21, 2007

Tending Your Inner Garden

"Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses."- Norman Vincent Peale

Those of you who garden even a little know that many factors come into play when trying to grow anything: getting the seeds or seedling into the soil properly, creating the right balance of fertilizer/water, weeding, and choosing the right spot for adequate sunlight. It's important to tend our goals in the same fashion. Determination, belief, and positive vision are essential tools in making your dream come true, but they aren't enough. You must take good care of yourself (mentally, spiritually and physically), fight the elements and dig down deep for courage to cultivate your dream seed into success. When I read the quote above, I knew I had to reflect on it just a bit here---as much to encourage myself as others. A kind word and a gentle hand often have wondrous effects! Blessings, Andie

P.S. A humorous pic helps too! lol ;o)

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