Growing

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind. Abraham Lincoln This are flowers that are just starting to hatch…this flower pot has a place of prime real estate right in the middle of the table in the middle of household …

Growing

Kids are great. That’s one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It’s a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names. Charles Barkley Professional basketball player Ouch. A call to be aware as we grow–to grow …

Growing

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama What a difference a week makes! This amaryllis is starting to strut her stuff…The bud of the flower is moving steadily northward daily. …

Growing

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work ~Calvin Coolidge This baby is growing, and growing fast–this plant is one working-hard-plant! I think the little shoot on the left is the stalk waiting to happen…it’s thick and fat and full of promise. We’re watching it …

Growing

Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you’ll take, you’ll grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self confident and more and more successful. Mark Victor Hansen …

Winter Survival Strategy

It’s a beautiful, fall, raking kind of day today. One of our colleagues has declared fall her favorite time of the year. There’s a little part of me that gets that…the ability to walk calf deep in crunchy leaves in the quiet cool dark evenings is a treat. The red cups at Starbucks, along with their …