Greetings and Gratitude: Renewing the Bloom

Decades ago, when counseling young future teachers about to begin their student teaching semester, I offered this advice given to me from a learned soul:  

When you plan your week, your highest priority in your calendar is time for gratitude and renewal.  Shrug off yesterday and greet the day with a fresh mind. 

Even the morning birds choose the highest notes to sing.
      ------G. Hill
Self-Renewing Knock-Out Roses
Nature's Way

Certain flowering plants have the ability to self- renew or self-clean, which means there is no need to cut off (deadhead) the spent blooms.  Knock-out Roses, Geraniums, New Guinea Impatiens are among the self-cleaners.  They teach us that with the proper feeding and light, we can continually bloom.
Native American Greeting for Renewal and Gratitude

As far as the eye can see, the plants grow, working many wonders. They give us beauty and sustain life. Since the beginning of time, the grains, vegetables, beans and berries have helped the people heal and survive.

We send greetings and gratitude to the Creator who, from the beginning of time, gives all things and instructs all things for sustenance and healing. In this we are of one mind. 
For every creature of God is good, 
and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving.
      -----1 Timothy 4:4
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude; —–Revelation 4:11

See Also: Refreshment, Your Best Colors, and Bathe in Renewal

One day you will look back and see that all along, you were blooming.
      ---Morgan Harper Nichols
Psalms 24:1 – KJV – The earth is the Lord ‘s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 

Resource: https://americanindian.si.edu/environment/pdf/01_02_Thanksgiving_Address.pdf

One Comment Add yours

  1. Nancy E Buhrer says:

    absolutely gorgeous Gloria and so appreciated

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