Saturday, April 16, 2016

Dear Daughters: Where the Lesson Lives


Dear Daughters,

Warning: This is a thought teaser.

After a long week of extra gardening tasks for a special occasion,

it is easy to forget that it is about the relationship I have with my garden rather than the appearance of it to


You may experience this in life.

It might occur on the day you wear your new outfit, or you did especially well 

on a work project, or you made special plans. 

It may seem to you on that special day that no one noticed what you had done.

What made you feel that way? Maybe no one commented .

And that is where the lesson lives.

It is not about what others say .

So if that is the lesson, what is the moral?

The moral is that it is about the special work we have done and how we make others feel rather than how we


Ponder that sweet girls.


I know.

This may not make sense.

I promise it does… (to me…)

I love you, Mom 


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Lucy@heart and hearth said...

Love this so much I'm tearing up!!
Ohhh I get it...and when our daughters do as well...success achieved..xo

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Linda said...

Make perfect sense. Beautiful. Have a lovely Sunday.

Sarah said...

It makes perfect sense. It is in the same vein as, "it's the process that counts, not the product." The most joy comes from doing something rather than seeing the end result. ;-) I always enjoy your Dear Daughters letters.

Stacey said...

Just so true about so many things in life. ♥

DD's Cottage said...

makes great sense!

Daniela said...

What a sweet heart you are, my dear Laura, this is a rigt, important lesson !

Hope you're having a lovely Sunday, sweet friend, I'm wishing you a most wonderful start of the week to come,
sending blessings of joy to you


Jeanie said...

Well, it makes sense to me. And if not today, one day it will make sense to your daughter, too!

Connie said...

Sometimes I feel the pressure to make things so perfectly appealing to others, I lose sight of the pure joy of the moments in doing. Your daughters are so blessed to have you put down in print these life lessons.

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Yes, and it's makes a whole lot of sense to me too! Another great, short, sweet and to the point post! Hugs!

candlelightsupper said...

Beautiful and thoughtful post. I can certainly relate and feel the pleasure of a garden.

Blondie's Journal said...

I LOVE this and have always enjoyed your thoughts and messages to your daughters as I know we have that in common. Confidence. That's the key. And believing in ourselves.


Jojo said...

Love this. It is beautiful to think about the lessons learned in the garden.

Leslie Harris said...

I sure enjoy these letters to your daughters. What a beautiful way to share your mama's wisdom not only with them but us readers too. Yes i love the idea of learning lessons from our gardens. I remember during a time right after we lost our family dog when I was grief-stricken. It was such a powerful loss because she had been with our boys since they were little guys and it happened right when my eldest was leaving for college and so i think it felt like a symbolic loss too. A passing of an era and for weeks afterwards i stopped going out into my garden because Sierra was always my company out there and that's where i felt her loss most acutely. And finally when i did go out one day---feeling like the dark clouds were lifting, i was so shocked that everywhere i looked it was still green. And i was so surprised that 'life' had kept going despite my absence. And I remember how that felt like a lesson to me.


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