courage, faith and hope.

Words of Wisdom

You don't need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope ~ Thomas Merton 140427

If you agree with most of these gardening quotes, you are definitely a true gardener!

Gardening Quotes to Brighten Your Day

Thomas Merton - A man knows he has found his vocation when he stops..

Thomas Merton - A man knows he has found his vocation when he stops thinking about how to live, and begins to live.

To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us -- and He has given us everything. -Thomas Merton

"To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us—and He has given us everything." Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude, 33

"Love is not just something that happens to you: it is a certain special way of being alive." — Thomas Merton

Quotes About Love - Thomas Merton

"Love is not just something that happens to you: it is a certain special way of being alive." — Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton...beautifully put. People would do well to remember this.

Your job is not to judge. Your job is not to figure out if someone deserves something. Your job is to lift the fallen, to restore the broken, and to heal the hurting.

"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them." - Thomas Merton

"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them." - Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

Forever thankful to have a few of these people in my life..!

Real conversations do take courage and risk. Thank goodness for real friends who are willing to have those conversations.

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