Charlene Costanzo (author of The Twelve Gifts From the Garden) recommends showing compassion instead of having our feelings hurt by someone else.
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Before we think poorly of the aloof woman who seems unfriendly at a social event, before we curse the speeding driver who cut in front of us, before all the times we start judging someone as wrong, let’s consider how anyone among us could be hurting or dealing with a crisis at the moment, maybe rushing to the hospital’s emergency entrance.
Today, let’s simply love.
THE ELEVENTH GIFT IS LOVE.
MIt will grow each time you give it away.
from The Twelve Gifts of Birth
Celebrating 20 Years
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