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tending to our own gardens

I want you to reflect on something. I want you to think about your uniqueness and the fact that there is no one else like you in the entire world. This is a wonderful thought because it allows you to realize that in spite of even having been raised in the exact same environment as someone else, there is still such incredible difference between us all. We are as individual as the snowflakes falling from the sky.

I find comfort in that thought and, at this point in my life, I focus on what makes me who I am.

We should all find solace in the reality that the sequence of events that formed us, are as entirely unique as are the ideas and lessons we drew from them. Thinking this way allows you to get off the merry-go-round of societal validation and look inwards to draw energy from the core of your being. Because tending to that core then allows you to be a better human being to others. If your own garden has been looked after, you can now help someone else with theirs.

There is such great power in this because we will never know what we need from others until we come closer to understanding ourselves.

Happy New Year.


  1. Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year, Joanna! Your blog - which, I’ve no doubt, takes a significant investment of your thought and time - is greatly appreciated.


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