The Farmer's Price

The Farmer's Pride

Some folks transplant rice for wages,
but I have other reasons.
I watch the sky, the earth, the clouds,
observe the rain, the nights, the days,
keep track, stand guard till my legs
are stone, till the stone melts,
till the sky is clear and the sea calm.
Then I feel at peace.
~ Anonymous, 16th c.

We give them back to you, dear God

We give them back to you, dear God,
Who gavest them to us.
Yet as Thou didst not lose them in giving,
So we have not lost them by their return.
For what is thine is ours always, if we are thine.
And life is eternal and love is immortal,
And death is only a horizon,
And a horizon is nothing more
Than the limit of our sight.

~ Quaker prayer

That God Is

Not WHAT I am but THAT I am,
not WHAT God is but THAT God is.

~ from THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING, anonymous

To wake up before we die

How very good it is when
we wake up before we die.
~ Hindu saying

Our life is shorter than flowers

Our life is shorter than flowers.
Then shall we mourn?
No, we shall dance
Plant gardens
Dress in colors
And teach our children
To make the world more beautiful.
Because our life
Is shorter than flowers.

~ from the Toltec Culture

Nature writes a fresh new chapter

Every spring Nature writes a fresh, new chapter in the Book of Genesis.

~ Anonymous

Wisdom is gained by standing still

Wisdom is not gained by traveling afar, but by standing still; not by thought, but by the absence of thought.

~ Anonymous

We are truly one

Realize that we are truly one. We may be different in our cultures, color, beliefs, sizes, shapes, morals, and education, but we have the same feelings of wanting to be loved, accepted, and safe. We want our families and children to be healthy and safe and happy. We all need love in our lives.

~ Anonymous

Gratitude is an amazing grace

Gratitude is an amazing grace crowned in heaven with peace.

~ Anonymous

There was a young lady named Bright

There was a young lady named Bright
Whose speed was much faster than light.
She went out one day
in a relative way,
And returned the previous night.

~ Anonymous
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