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Quote of the Day: Lao Tzu

May 1st, 2011

Be empty. Be still.
Just watch everything come and go.
This is the way of Nature.

– Lao Tzu

May 1, how quickly time seems to go. This time of year when things get hectic and busy both at work and in the garden I need to remember this quote. I must remember to stop during my chores and take notice of those things around me so I don’t miss them! At the moment I’m really appreciating life in the garden. After winter I love hearing the buzzing of insects, seeing the green in the grass and the colors of the flowers.

What are you appreciating right now?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.