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Jul 22, 2017

Infinite patience yields immediate results. --Marianne Williamson

Gardens & the Art of Delayed Gratification
Alanda Greene grew up having spent time nurturing a deep connection with nature through gardening -- planting seeds and watching them grow. She remarks that even now, "no matter how many times I plant seeds, these small, hard beads of potential, I am thrilled when the signs of growth emerge. It is as if I never really believed it would happen this time. Seems just too improbable that those tiny pieces would transform as they do...Without an understanding of delayed gratification, the connection between the green leaves emerging to the seeds that went into the ground might never happen." Here, she shares the valuable lessons of surrender, patience, and faith that gardening and the practice of delaying gratification impart. [more...]

Take Action:Practice observing delaying gratification - perhaps try nurturing seeds in a pot, uncertain what will emerge daily, or hold your urge to react to a situation for just a little bit longer than you usually would.

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