Yellow Flowers

Last week I mentioned that I took pictures in the Menard’s garden center. Today I’m sharing the yellow blooms.

I also mentioned that I read Row for Freedom: Crossing an Ocean in Search of Hope, by Julia Immonen. The following quotes are from this book.

May 1

“… there’s another adventure to tell. It’s the one where I learned how to listen to my inner optimist and stop allowing fear to limit my horizon. It’s the voyage back to dreaming and doing. It’s the story of waking up to life.”

May 1

“I enjoyed the thrill of trying to be the best I could be. And perhaps that was when I began to learn that if I pushed myself a bit, I could do more that I imagined.”

May 1

“These days, I’m all about learning from the fear and failure and keeping it real. I recognize that displaying my vulnerabilities demands far more courage that trying to convince every one of my strengths.”

May 1

“I usually try to stay positive, and I’ll always find a way to get enthusiastic about something. Even if the glass is cracked and dirty, and contains a single drop of water, I’ll believe that it’s on the way to being full.”

May 1

“I need to preach to myself, to pick up my mental attitude and not let negative thoughts get in the way. I’m learning that if I believe everything that I say I believe about God, I should be able to endure the discomfort, battle the self-doubt and fear, and expect good to emerge.”

May 1

“Humans aren’t built to be alone. We’re made to work with others, not be isolated and vulnerable.”

May 1

“We have been taught to frown on being naive, inexperienced, and ill-equipped for the job, but I wonder whether we miss out on great adventure if we listen too carefully to the warnings.”

May 1

Some good food for thought. I hope you have a wonderful week.

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7 Responses to Yellow Flowers

  1. Buttons says:

    Beautiful Robyn you are way ahead of us up here. Too cold at night again. Hug B

  2. Alica says:

    Yellow flowers are some of my favorites! Good food for thought, too!

  3. Darcy says:

    Happy Monday! Love the pictures – the Lilly’s are probably my favorite. 🙂

  4. Kim says:

    Yellow flowers are good for this Monday morning and so are the filled-with-hope quotes. Have a great week, Robyn!

  5. Madge Bloom says:

    Lovely yellow flowers, they always look better in the garden shop than in my garden, lol… but I try anyway… I liked this part of a quote: ‘I’m learning that if I believe everything that I say I believe about God, I should be able to endure the discomfort, battle the self-doubt and fear, and expect good to emerge.’ That’s faith, believing in what we cannot see and trusting God’s faithfulness, mercy and grace towards us is good…

  6. Pamela Galindo says:

    Yellow is my favorite color, so you really made my week! I loved the quotes from the book…..very thoughtful quotes that I found to be uplifting and inspiring.

  7. Bonnie says:

    Boy. I needed to see that. The snow finally melted off today. Thanks for the perk!

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