This is very clever, and I like the idea of the garden of your mind.
Mr. Rogers was such a wonderful influence - we need more television programming like this.
I had to go and look up who Mr Rogers was! This is what was missing from my childhood!
He wasn't a part of my childhood either, I was in school by the time his show started airing, but my children watched him though and love him to this day - in fact it was my son (27 this fall) who forwarded me this video :)
I loved this, Jane. And I love the concept "Garden of your mind." This was such a nice man who taught children many things, amongst them kindess and gentleness. Yes, he truly had a beautiful mind and heart.
We need more like Mr. Rogers on tv!! He and Mr. Dressup were so unique. The quiet pacing of their shows and teachings, foremost consideration for others is sorely lacking in today's tv lineups.
Sometimes my mind is an overgrown, tangled jungle of weeds! Oh yeah, and stray cats.
Lol, I hear you!!
Mr. Rogers ame along long after my childhood I think, but he does indeed have a wonderful philosophy!
Me too, in that I was already in school by the time he was on tv. Mr. Dressup was my big influence - they were friends btw.
Jane, when I read the first line of your post and saw the beautiful image, the only thing I could think was how I am a professional "plant serial killer." But then, as I kept reading the phrase "garden of my mind" just became this abundant and rich rain forest!
Wonderfully said! I have to tell you that I love your blog and consider it rich and abundant in beauty and spirit.
What a fantastic viewpoint he had :) I hadn't heard of him before but google helped out with that :)
He was the real deal :) Thank goodness for Google - however did we get by without it!
Mom remembers Mr. Rogers well. Won't you be my neighbor?! So kind and what a heart for loving. Great post. Once Again.
Thanks Scrappy :) Emma told me to tell you that she wishes you were her neighbor xx
That was pretty cool. I loved how they were able to synthesize his voice into music.
I agree - they did a great job. I only wish I had some people's imagination.
I remember Mr. Rogers so well. Such a 'gentle' soul he was. I found this interesting and very nice paragraph, re: the Garden of your mind!Any garden is and ongoing process. It's not enough to just plant a single seed of happiness and then forget about it. Your frail little seedling would soon be choked by weeds. It is necessary to continuously pull out and throw away those weeds of fear, doubt and anxiety as soon as they appear.Love, happiness and tranquility are all contagious.People who are continuously planting these seeds in their own minds are also planting them in other people's.Remember,Your mind is a GardenYour Thoughts are the seeds,You can grow flowers orYou can grow weeds.So ask youself, what are you going to grow in the glorious garden of your mind ?Also, it is similar to the quotation in the Bible..."what you shall reap, you shall sow"
Beautifully said Elisabeth - thank you! I wholeheartedly agree. I believe we create our world - or at least how we feel about the lives we lead - I think a lot of it comes down to attitude and gratitude.
Gardens...furnished with many rare Simples, do singuarly delight, when in them a man doth behold a flourishing shew of Summer beauties in the midst of Winters force, and a goodly spring of flours, when abroad a leafe is not to be seene. John Gerard, 1597.
Oh, what gorgeous imagery! I had to look up John Gerard - I'd never heard of him before. Thanks Dianne :)
I'm glad you liked the little poem:) It comes from a book called The Book of Herbs and Spices-Recipes, Remedies, and Lore by Gail Duff. Years ago I gave the book to my mom, and now it's in my possession. There are many quotations from Gerard in it.
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