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Re: now elderly wisdom (or any other kind)

Theresa, as long as there's breath in your body and the sun rises every
morning, there is always hope. We have good days and bad, but hope and
faith will keep you going every time. And what is gardening, but an
exercise in hope and faith? We have faith those bulbs we plant in fall
will be beautiful flowers in Spring. We hope those seeds we start will
germinate and that the birds will eat all the grasshoppers. Planting
something is the finest proof that we believe in the future. Simplistic,
perhaps. But think about it. And Claire gal - right on!!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 24 Jan 2003 05:28:28 -0500 (EST)

>Claire: As someone still struggling to find less unsettling territory in
>my life (but relishing the lessons that come with that struggle,
>nonetheless)...thanks for the inspiration of your reassurance...you
>speak very eloquently and really give me something to look forward to.
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
>--Albert Einstein
> --- On Fri 01/24,  < ECPep@aol.com > wrote:
>From:  [mailto: ECPep@aol.com]
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 00:14:09 EST
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: now elderly ramblings< now elderly wisdom (or  any other kind o...
>In a message dated 1/23/03 10:39:18 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
>tchessie@yahoo.com writes:
>> OK-  somebody quick tell me the secret- how do you keep going everyday and
>> not just want to scream or stay in bed all day!  This has been a
>> particularly bad week- but- man I need to win the lottery so I can retire
>> and play in my garden instead of going to work!  I actually had to talk to
>> my staff about cleaning up after themselves today
>> So- how do you all keep your sanity??
>That is a truly good question and will attract a variety of answers related 
>to age.  Passing 50 to 55, one knows that life is filled with reverses and 
>that every day is not a great day.  Following this, you also know the sun 
>comes up and the clock keeps ticking and you will be here tomorrow.  Looking 
>back over your years, you understand the situations that made you crazy at 30 
>or 40, you were equal to.  You just don't know it at the time.  As the years 
>go on, you do know you are equal to any disaster that may come your way.  I 
>think I can say this with some confidence as you are not writing messages on 
>the Internet if you have lost your sanity in your youth.  There is no secret, 
>youth is unsettled, aging cures that.
>It all gets easier, you gain more confidence, you find ways to deal with 
>problems and if you have a garden and have the peace of a garden you are 
>blessed once more.  Painters or anyone who learns to paint along the way 
>seems to have the same peaceful outlook.  The sense of responsibility that 
>prompted this original message will be the same sense that will carry you 
>through the years.  If one asks this question, he is searching and will find 
>a way.   The older we get the more likely it is to hear criticism of youth, 
>it is so easy to forget.  Asking questions and searching for answers is a 
>good thing.  Making decisions is the other problem.
>Claire Peplowski
>NYS z4 Cold here too, but with tons of snow and ice and WIND.  Could anything 
>be alive out there?
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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