Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.
Analogy of Lettuce, Friends & Family ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce.
Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument.
That is my experience.
No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding.
If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.
Google celebrates Maurice Sendak’s 85th birthday.
Still from YouTube
Queendomality - tea party in the woods.
Whimsical Portraiture - BRITT JOHNSON - http://britt-johnson.com/
puzzle kitty - something missing
early morning in the corn field