It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Chapter 3, Page 27, Book 19

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

March 27th- what goes around comes around

You will reap what you sow.

Galatians 6:7

What goes around, comes around is another way of saying we’ll reap what we sow.  What we give away, will always come back to us.  Our deeds good or bad, will repay us in kind. In other words, we usually get out what we put in.

Spring is the time to plant.  We sow seeds so that we can reap a harvest later. Here is one of my favorite poems and I share it every Spring. Best advice when it comes to planting now and reaping later.

Planting Time.

  Plant three rows of Peas
Peace of mind.
Peace of heart 
Peace of soul.

Plant four rows of Squash:
Squash gossip.
Squash indifference.
Squash grumbling.
Squash selfishness.

No gardens should be without Turnips:
Turnip for service when needed.
Turnip to help one another.
Turnip the music and dance.

Plant four rows of lettuce:
Lettuce be faithful.
Lettuce be kind.
Lettuce be happy.
Lettuce really love one another .

To conclude our garden we must have Thyme:
Thyme for fun.
Thyme for rest.
Thyme for others.

Water freely with patience and cultivate with love.

We reap what we sow—you should have a bountiful garden.

Author Unknown

In our modern wold, there are some who see advice like this worn out and irrelevant  but perhaps, you’ve been looking in the wrong place.  What is old can become new when you shed a different light on it.

Before the reward there must be labor.  You plant before you harvest.  You sow in tears before you reap joy.

Ralph Ransom


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What goes around comes around...

Annsterw said...

Beautiful Annster's Domain

Chatty Crone said...

Wonderful post - wish I did have a garden - my yard is not conducive to it. sandie

jack69 said...

Yeah, time for me to squash GRUMBLING and let politics take it's course. the city takes their time with small stuff. I am not building the 150 apartments of 90 condos, just one little house. So thanks for the kick, Imma gonna quit and do something else. I did enjoy the poem...
Sherry & jack

Mevely317 said...

Such a nicer way of saying, "Karma!" And that's a great little poem. What lessons we might learn from farmers!

betty said...

I like that you share that poem every spring, Ma. We need to be reminded what to plant I do believe. I loved that last quote from Ralph Ransom. That is a keeper!


Jean said...

We have a large yard and we use to plant a garden, I'm thinking about planting some tomatoes and maybe a few okra plants.Take care, jean

Rick Watson said...

We try to plant seeds each day literally and metaphorically.

ming said...

Thank you, very uplifting.