"Investing in the family's future is deciding to chase kites on spring days, to chase balls on playgrounds, and to chase laughter rising from a baby's lips like bubbles on the wind rather than to chase dust bunnies beneath beds."
"Laughter, like a gentle spring shower, replenishes the dusty earth."
"To venture beyond routine, invites the possibility of joy that is found best in daring to change."
"Until you take a close look, all daffodils look the same."
"The difference between the truth and tale is the difference between the photographs in the seed catalogue and what comes up in the garden."
"The seasons of planting, watering, and harvesting begin with a foot on the shovel."
"Absorb beauty into your mind and heart as deeply as breathing in spring breezes. Like air, beauty is alive in you now and will come again in memory."