Nature Has Gifts For You: A Single Rose, Snow Melts

March 31, 2017 Carol 6 comments

Nature has gifts for you

“People where you live,” the little prince said, “grow five thousand roses in one garden… yet they don’t find what they’re looking for”…. and yet what they’re looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water”— The Little Prince

 

Nature has gifts for you“Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poor-house. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the alms-house as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.”Henry David ThoreauWhere I Lived, and What I Lived For (Penguin Great Ideas)

Now, this very moment, Mother Nature has gifts for you

Gifts in different shapes and sizes, dazzling in their intricacy and diversity

A drop of water

Nature has gifts for you

A single rose

Nature has gifts for you

An entire field of daylilies

Nature has gifts for you

The setting sun

Nature has gifts for you

Early spring in a park

Nature has gifts for you

Whoever you are, wherever you are

Now, this very moment, Mother Nature has gifts for you

Open your eyes to her great masterpieces

Nature has gifts for you

Note From the Author:

My sister Michele emailed me the quote from The Little Prince. Some time after her email, I happened upon the passage from Henry David ThoreauWhere I Lived, and What I Lived For (Penguin Great Ideas). I was immediately struck by the similarities between the two quotes.

I have just shared some thoughts around what these quotes mean to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you see similar meanings inside those two quotes? What comes to mind as you read through them? Do you know of other quotes that express similar ideas?

 

6 Comments on “Nature Has Gifts For You: A Single Rose, Snow Melts

  1. How about Emerson’s “Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in my thoughts any occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration.”

  2. What lovely pictures, Carol. There isn’t much coming back to life here yet, but the birds have returned and we have been outdoors watching them play and sing to us.

  3. I’m very happy you found a use for the quotation I sent, and the photos you chose for this post are simply breathtaking!

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