Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Favorite Quote

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap,
but by the seeds you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

This has become one of my favorite quotes over the last few years. When I begin to feel the stress that comes from wanting to control how things turn out, I try to hear these words. When those worries that come from wanting everyone to be happy, comfortable and well taken care of take over, I try to hear those words.

Today I can plant seeds. I can be kind, clean a little, prepare a meal. I can craft, chat and cheer others on. Whether those seeds take root, what they lead to or produce isn't mine to judge. Or control. Or worry about. 

Off to enjoy the sushine, family and friends waiting for me today!


  1. I too stress from the desire to control things, & I LOVE this quote. thank you for sharing because I too will remind myself of it from now on! ♥

  2. So pretty and a great quote too!

  3. Love this quote!! Never heard it before and it is a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

  4. We can see sprouts and growth in JDaniel. They are so exciting to see.

  5. Thank you for making me aware of this quote. I don't recall ever seeing/hearing it before. It certainly is worthy of remembering!
    Hope you enjoyed your Sunday with family & friends!