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Personal Development for Life
November 30, 2014

Plant Good Seeds

“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.” "Thomas Merton"

As I watch, listen and take notice of how people interact, I see the smiles, the joy, the pride, the excitement, the belief, the hope, the guilt, the shame, the disbelief, the doubt, the sadness, the anger, or fear - expressed in their faces. Often no words are needed.

It reminds me of Thomas Merton’s quote above and how important it is to be aware of your state of mind and what you allow to grow. Not just in your own mind but in all those you interact with.

I automatically think of our children. The ones we influence the most; through our words and our actions, as they take in, take note and the seeds begin to grow.

Plant seeds that harvest love, kindness, warmth, acceptance, happiness, hope and self-worth. Create moments that inspire, encourage, embrace, unite and lead to positive growth.

Karen Offord is the author of 'Dare to Dream, Your Journey of a Lifetime'. She is an author, blogger and professional counsellor - helping men and women who desire to make positive changes in their life by providing an abundance of information, tools and resources - so they can experience, enjoy and live the life they desire and deserve, full of love, hope and joy.

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