Monday, April 5, 2021

Word for the Week

 From the dictionary, Amazed: greatly surprised; astonished.

 "You are like a flowering tree,

amazed when I praise you for your gifts."

 ~Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies*

The plum tree in my garden is blooming right now. It's gifts are the beautiful blooms and a bit of hope for fruit this summer. This time of year, as everything begins to bloom, I am again amazed at the beauty of springtime.

There are 35 camellia plants bordering my property. Here is just one of the many flowers on the trees right now. They decorate my heart with joy and amazement.

“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement…get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.”          –Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

At the beginning of this new week, let's go out and be amazed each day.

*The book Fireflies (1928) was a gift given to me recently. I love the garden quotes, so they may show up once in the while. I hope you enjoy them.


Jeanie said...

I should think a plum tree would be most amazing! I do think it is one of the most overused words in the English language but in this case, it's used just right!

Red Rose Alley said...

Marilyn, it's so special that you are amazed with the things you see and experience every day. With the deer I saw, I was amazed when I saw them and so grateful for that experience. Keep being amazed, Marilyn. People like you who are grateful are the happiest in life I believe.


Lorrie said...

"Radical amazement" - I like that.

mamasmercantile said...

I think we should all take a leaf from your book and be amazed by what we see more often, we don't take the tie to look around us.

Thelma said...

Nature is amazing. I'm amazed at all the beautiful birds that come to the feeder.
Happy Spring.