“All genuine education comes about through experience.”
~ John Dewey
Totally agree,, and the best way to learn, in my opinion, is the hard way.
“You’ll never see
all the awesome things ahead of you,
if you keep looking
at all the bad things behind you.
Sometimes you just have to turn around,
give a little smile,
throw the match
and burn that bridge.
Live, learn
and don’t look back.”
“Do not judge my path,
you haven’t walked in my shoes…
or ridden on my broom.”
~ A M Galdorcraeft
“Do not judge my path,
you haven’t walked in my shoes…
or ridden on my broom.”
~ A M Galdorcraeft

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“There are no mistakes,
only lessons.
Growth is a process of trial,
error and experimentation.
The “failed” experiments
are as much a part of the process
as the experiments that ultimately work.”
“May you practice forgiveness,
or failing that, silence.
May you ignore nonsense and provocation.
May your coffee,
your resolve,
and your wifi be strong,
and may you face your challenges with humor.,
grace and chocolate when necessary.
And always,
may you notice the small moments of beauty.”
~ Nanea Hoffman
daisyjean wrote: “May you practice forgiveness,
or failing that, silence.
May you ignore nonsense and provocation.
May your coffee,
your resolve,
and your wifi be strong,
and may you face your challenges with humor.,
grace and chocolate when necessary.
And always,
may you notice the small moments of beauty.”
~ Nanea Hoffman


Real Love

The problem nowadays is that love is interpreted on a gross level. Just as many people are attracted to the size and glitter of a fake diamond, so are they swayed by false, superficial love. There is no value in either. A real diamond is often quite small, but it is flawless. That is where its value lies. Real love is like a tiny diamond: it is not flashy and it is without a single flaw.

Real love is one hundred percent pure. There is nothing artificial mixed into it. It is clean. There are no ulterior motives in real love.
“May you practice forgiveness,
or failing that, silence.
May you ignore nonsense and provocation.
May your coffee,
your resolve,
and your wifi be strong,
and may you face your challenges with humor.,
grace and chocolate when necessary.
And always,
may you notice the small moments of beauty.”
~ Nanea Hoffman
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Real Love

The problem nowadays is that love is interpreted on a gross level. Just as many people are attracted to the size and glitter of a fake diamond, so are they swayed by false, superficial love. There is no value in either. A real diamond is often quite small, but it is flawless. That is where its value lies. Real love is like a tiny diamond: it is not flashy and it is without a single flaw.

Real love is one hundred percent pure. There is nothing artificial mixed into it. It is clean. There are no ulterior motives in real love.
“The influence of teachers
extends beyond the classroom,
well into the future.
It is they
who shape and enrich the minds of the young,
who touch their hearts and souls.
It is they who shape a nation’s future.”
~ F. Sionil Jose

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Worrying About the Future

Do you worry about the future? The future is unknown, uncertain and unpredictable, so instead of worrying about it, start trusting life a little bit more.

Trust that everything that happens, happens for your growth. Trust that life knows your potential and it will nurture you. Trust that life works for you and with you, no matter how things work out. Trust your future and this may help you to make the most of life as it happens.
“When you look at a field of dandelions
you can either see a hundred weeds
or a thousand wishes.”

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Harmonise well with those whom no one else is able to harmonise

It is not a big thing to be sweet to those who are sweet to you, but the greatest art is to harmonise well with those whom no one else is able to harmonise.
“A different version of you
exists in the minds of
everyone who knows you.”
“You are only hurting yourself
if you are being rude and unkind;
it might not come back to you immediately
or in the way you dished it out;
but when it boomerangs back at you,
it surely comes back in it’s own different shape and sizes.
Treat people the way you want to be treated.”
“Friends can help each other.
A true friend is someone who
lets you have total freedom to be yourself,
and especially to feel. Or, not feel.
Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment
is fine with them.
That’s what real love amounts to,
letting a person be what he really is.”
~ Jim Morrison
Nurture Nature

Many a philosophical debate arrives at the bottom line - are we naturally the way we are or is it nurtured? Are we all pure in heart, but blinded by the impurities of the world? Are we all enlightened souls who have simply succumbed to illusion?

Most of us have an intuitive response which seems to acknowledge that there is goodness in everyone, it's simply sometimes hard to see. As we look at ourselves maybe we even find it hard to see the good in ourselves. Perhaps we've been taught to see only the dark, the negative. Perhaps we grew up with others whose vision always landed on the negative. But who would choose to live in the darkness? Who would choose to be a negative person? Who would choose pessimism? Probably very, very few, if only we could see the choice. That's why it is essential you find the good, however small within yourself, tend to it, nurture it, nourish it - just as you would the plants in your garden.