Tending the Secret Garden of Joy

November 18, 2022

Photo by Joanna Swan on Unsplash

“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we shall tend. The invisible underbrush holding us back is our own thoughts. When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but on the abundance that’s present—love, health, family, friends, work, and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure—the wasteland falls away and we experience more joy in the real lives we live each day.”

—Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance


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  1. Ah such wisdom Kathy. Beautiful example of how we tend our garden of thoughts. Hope yours are good friend. Mine are when I visit you. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Debbie--and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm grateful for friends like you :)