Every Ending is a New Beginning

"Every ending is a new beginning."
-Marianne Williamson

Dearest Friends,
It has been an honor and a privilege to have served as President of the Friends of Robinson Gardens for the past two years. Your support and friendship have been special gifts to me that were generously given and deeply appreciated. As I reach the end of my term of office, I embrace the idea that each ending provides an opportunity to begin anew. In spite of this unprecedented time of the coronavirus, we have worked diligently to accept our challenges and move forward.

Like a Warm Blanket

"I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket."
-Van Morrison

Dearest Friends,
Ahh.... summer... that glorious season with its warmer days and eternal sunshine... its gardens bursting with vibrant color and fragrant perfume filling the air with hope...ripe tomatoes and corn on the cob...sunsets at the beach... sand between your toes... barbecues fired up... Has anyone notice that summer has sneaked in when we weren't looking?

Acts of Kindness

"A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees."
- Amelia Earhart

Now more than ever, in these uncertain and unsettling times, a little kindness can go a long way.  Kindness can be the most valuable gift that you will ever give someone. Being kind costs nothing, but is truly one of the richest and most powerful tools in life. No matter how simple the act of kindness may be, it gives us the opportunity to change someone's day and even perhaps their life.  Kindness can soften an angry heart, stop tears, mold relationships, create confidence, give love, and heal wounds. You can be the reason that someone smiles or feels loved or is reminded that there is goodness in others.

Be The Change

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
- Mahatma Gandhi

Dearest Friends,
Those of us that tend gardens know that we can grow great treasures, as well as have a few disasters. Gardening involves both growth and change. We learn from plants and what they can tolerate... too much sun, water or nutrients... or too little of those same variables. All change, even for the better, can be accompanied by discomfort and drawbacks. Feeling bad or worrying long enough about something cannot change anything whether it be in your garden or in your life. We learn from our gardens how to deal with the urgent question of timing... when to sow, when to reap, when to lie dormant.