Serendipity Sunday: Another one of Nature's Miracles!

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Yesterday, as we were returning from a jaunt in the wine country, we stopped at one of markets in town to pick a few things we needed.  Pictured above is the flower of an ordinary succulent.  However, the flower was not ordinary and new to us.

Here is the tree up close.  Ron thought it looked like a mini Christmas tree! The individual flowers looked like daisies.  This was another one of Nature's Miracles.

We learned of Thich Nhat Hanh's passing, when we came home.  One of my favorite of his quotes was about noticing all the miracles that surround us.  I often think of it as I go about my day.

"Around us, life bursts with miracles--a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere.

Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings.

When we are tired and feel discouraged by life's daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there."

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Happy Sunday

 

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Comments (31)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

An interesting plant and an outstanding quote selection.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jan 23, 2022 09:32 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Roy Kelley I thought that I had seen them all, and wow, I was truly surprised at the sight of this one.  A

Jan 23, 2022 09:36 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

The Dalai Lama said that Thich Nhat Hanh was one the greatest Buddhist teachers.  His words continue to make a difference in our world, and our best friends taught Mindfulness in his post grad MBA classes.  A

Jan 23, 2022 09:39 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Will Hamm I am sure that in my journey, I will see many more of Nature's miracles.  A

Jan 23, 2022 09:40 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Ed Silva Thank you for your description, it makes sense.  Wishing you a delightful week ahead.  A

Jan 23, 2022 09:41 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog wishing you success with your bets. A

Jan 23, 2022 09:42 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Brian England thank you for your kind words and happy Sunday.  A

Jan 23, 2022 09:43 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Really enjoyed this post, and the quote you chose to honor Thich Nhat Hanh.  If we choose to live by those words there is nothing mundane in life. 

Jan 23, 2022 09:44 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kat Palmiotti like us you live in an incredibly beautiful setting, and our lives are so much better as a result of all this.  And we realize that the mayhem of the world is just that, and needs not affect us.  A

Jan 23, 2022 09:46 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Grant Schneider it is my first, and I am not sure not my last one. A

Jan 23, 2022 09:46 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Thank you.  And those words keeps us sane and appreciative of all we have.  A

Jan 23, 2022 09:51 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sham Reddy CRS we are big fans of his, and have been ever since I heard of him.  One of our Yoga teachers lived in Plum Village in Viet Nam, and she had very fond memories. A

Jan 23, 2022 09:53 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Thank you for your kind words. They are appreciated.  A

Jan 23, 2022 09:54 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nina Hollander, Broker noticing miracles is one of Ron's and my life's directives! A

Jan 23, 2022 09:57 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Ron and Alexandra- I immediately thought of daisies when I saw the flower!!!  And that is the perfect quote to go along with your post. 

Jan 23, 2022 12:22 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathy Streib like you we both saw the daisies.  As a matter of fact, from a distance I thought it may have be a daisy...I love the quote.  A

Jan 23, 2022 12:48 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

There's no question that your part of California is in the Goldilocks zone for things growing, Alexandra.  That is an amazing plant.

Jan 23, 2022 02:58 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Ron and Alexandra, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jan 23, 2022 03:07 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

That is a beautiful example of nature grabbing your attention, Ron and Alexandra. Inspiration surrounds us wherever we go, even if we look out the window at home or take a stroll around the yard. Wishing you a fantastic week ahead!

Jan 23, 2022 03:21 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  Alexandra please tell Ron I used to think the same thing about looking like a Christmas Tree.... I have seen these succulents on my walk with Holly always a pleasure and puts a smile on my face, Endre

Jan 23, 2022 10:46 PM