Gardens & the Art of Delayed Gratification


Alanda Greene grew up having spent time nurturing a deep connection with nature through gardening — planting seeds and watching them grow. She remarks that even now, “no matter how many times I plant seeds, these small, hard beads of potential, I am thrilled when the signs of growth emerge. It is as if I never really believed it would happen this time. Seems just too improbable that those tiny pieces would transform as they do…Without an understanding of delayed gratification, the connection between the green leaves emerging to the seeds that went into the ground might never happen.” Here, she shares the valuable lessons of surrender, patience, and faith that gardening and the practice of delaying gratification impart.

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