A Drop in the Ocean

 

As the ocean surges overland this week, two thoughts:

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.

But if that drop was not in the ocean,

I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

– Mother Teresa –

 

“The drop is a small ocean.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson –

 

Nurture peace, cultivate loving-kindness, and carry the calm.

Nature of the week – after the rain in Yokohama, Japan:

Shadow of the Week – roses in Texas:

 

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Text and photos © 2017 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.

 

Now Trending . . . or Now Tending?

“Where you tend a rose, my lad,

A thistle cannot grow.”

– Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden –

 

Tend is short for attend. Meaning pay attention.

Peace is found more often by paying attention not to what’s trending but to what needs tending. Sure, sometimes they’re the same. But be aware. Pay attention. Nourish peace, cultivate loving kindness, carry the calm. And tend the roses.

Nature photo of the week – tiny beauty blown off a pine tree:

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Shadow of the Week – from flowers on my deck:

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Text and photos © 2016 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.