(Author of The Twelve Gifts From the Garden) Charlene Costanzo warms our souls with these inspiring words.
“We must try to bring joy into the world.” -Roger Ebert
“That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances,” Mr. Ebert went on to say. “We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find out.”
Let’s consider the words and example of this famous film critic. Even after losing his ability to speak as a result of cancer, he continued to voice prolifically with courage, compassion, and joy.
Today, may we bring joy to the world by letting it flow through us.
P.S. – Even when we face challenging circumstances and our hearts feel closed, we can gently summon courage or call upon compassion or use imagination to help ease our hearts open. I have found gratitude to be a very reliable master key that always leads me to some degree of joy.
The Twelve Gifts from the Garden
Life Lessons for Peace and Well-Being
Translating the beauty of botany. If you look closely, plants sprout with willpower and bloom with determination. Drawing from the beautiful nature of trees and flowers, Charlene crafts garden-inspired messages from her experiences with healing and understanding. Inside, find quotes, reflections, and bonus material:
- Pen-and-ink line drawings with illustrations of flowers, leaves, and garden plants
- Charlene’s Twelve Gifts resource and lessons learned in the garden
- An epilogue from two other locales─Sedona, AZ and St. John, VI