Saturday, September 26, 2009

To Give is to Love

"Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun. Care for those around you. Look past your differences. Their dreams are no less than yours, their choices no more easily made. And give, give in any way you can, of whatever you posses. To give is to love. To withhold is to wither. Care less for your harvest than for how it is shared and your life will have meaning and your heart will have peace."

~Kent Nerburn~


  1. I love this quote, although I don't believe we are all children of 'chance' but rather of choices and circumstance. I think this is a good reminder that we should give of ourselves, our talents and abilities, our time, and our resources --- to those around us --- for to give is to love.

  2. I totally agree with you! Choices define our circumstances, but we all need to get outside of ourselves and love as Christ did...especially those that aren't so lovable.

    Blessings to you, sweet friend! Hope all is well out there!!
    Love ya,

  3. I agree with your thoughts on the "chance" part of this verse and can take away a lot from the quote besides that. It really is interesting to think about withering surrounded by our riches and love we won't share ...
    Have a great Sunday LaTeaDah!

  4. awww beautiful! sharing is my favorite thing to do! hugs to you:)

  5. Beautiful photo and beautiful quote! I've been catching up on your posts. Your place is always so inviting and so uplifting.

    Nita Jo


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