A Gardener’s Mind

Today in a Facebook Gardening group a member lamented the wanton removal of years of her landscaping and garden work by the purchasers of her home:

“That moment you drive by your house you just sold a few weeks earlier and everything you ever planted and loved is ripped out and gone!!!”

Trees, picket fence, roses, arbor… all gone.

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Full or Fulfilled?

Hara hachi bu me” (eat until you are only 80% full)
~ Confucius

Several years ago I coached a very successful businessman (I’ll call him Robert) who shared a deeply telling comment from his wife.

“Just how much is enough, Robert?”

He had a great life, a fat bank account, a devoted family, extensive social circle, community respect, good health, and … never quite enough business. A classic American striver.

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