Once again Bill (drbillwooten.com) offers up the most perfect thoughts from Mary Oliver for this morning..
“Have I lived enough?
Have I loved enough?
Have I considered Right Action enough, have I
come to any conclusion?
Have I experienced happiness with sufficient gratitude?
Have I endured loneliness with grace?
I say this, or perhaps I’m just thinking it.
Actually, I probably think too much.
Then I step out into the garden,
where the gardener, who is said to be a simple man,
is tending his children, the roses.”
~ Mary Oliver
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Mimi: thinking is both our blessing and our curse. Great post. Take care.
Lovely ~ thanks for sharing it!
The picture alone is captivating. Co-joined with words makes it a perfect start to the week. I have read this before and have believed the gardener has the most important job in the world. How lucky to work alongside him/her? Hope your week is as breathtaking as the rose. To the moon and back.
Thank you Jo – and I hope you’re fairing well back in the chillier climes…I know the love in your house is there to keep you warm. xoxo
I thought so too..xo
I loved this. xo.
Also loving the new colour scheme – I’ve been meaning to tell you that! 🙂
Thank you Amb!!
Beautiful post to read with my coffee first thing this morning. Thanks!
I thought it was perfect for the morning too – I’m so glad you liked it..
Hello Miss Princess….Have to tell you the beauty of this one inspired me today!! Thanks for the morning pick-me-up my friend!! 🙂 Hope it’s a great day!!
Hi Kimmie – this was a pick-me-up for me as well..and a gentle reminder about what really matters. Hope your day is going really well!!
It sure is and Thank You Mimi !! Looks like we are both off to a great start for the week!! Enjoy my friend 🙂
Thank you for the re-blog Mimi. A person simply cannot go wrong with Mary Oliver.
I thought so too – thanks Susan
Necessary thoughts to have, but not dwell. If you think these thoughts, you probably have or will do them all. Thanks, Mimi; hope that you are doing well!
Agreed Fran..necessary and then, back to life! Hope all is good with you my friend..