Wednesday 30 May 2012: Let Us Understand
"When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look into the reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and arguments. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change". ~ Thích Nhat Hanh
This lettuce is growing in the raised bed of our garden. I'm going to snip it and toss it into a lovely salad for lunch. Update: salad was delicious with onion, egg, almonds, manderian orange and a warm bacon/dijon dressing.