To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
I suppose as you get older and you know you’ve had more dinners than you’ve got left, you realise that you can’t afford to waste the good things or the good times. Life is too short.
I now understand how important it is to stay in the moment and not worry about all the things that could go wrong. At this point in my life, if something is making me happy, I don’t want to chip away at it thinking, “Oh, this is going to end,” because that feels ungrateful.
If I sit around and think about things, it’ll be hard times. It’ll be me suffering. I don’t want to suffer. I want to be engaged in life.
If it’s a woman, it’s caustic; if it’s a man, it’s authoritative. If it’s a woman it’s too pushy, if it’s a man it’s aggressive in the best sense of the word.
Age is a marker, but it’s not everything. What we’re capable of has a lot more to do with our determination, our creativity and our passion than the number of candles on the cake.
The unspoken message I got as a child was that we had nothing. We didn’t have TVs. I looked like a ragamuffin. My clothes were all hand-me-downs. My dad worked, and there was enough money for the necessities, but getting more and more money was never a goal.
My philosophy is that you are a tube for money. It just comes through you, and as long as you don’t panic, stay happy and grateful, appreciate what you have and know what you want to do, it’ll come.
Once you throw your arms up and surrender, a lot of times things come your way.