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Belonging

Belonging is inescapable.


BABY BABOON WITH PARENTS – Moremi, Okavango Delta, Botswana

BELONGING

Acknowledged or not,
there’s no escaping
our own
belonging

Born of one,
born of another,
kissed into being
by the same breath

That bonds a baby
to its mother,
and cleaves a leaf
to a tree

The same sacred
infinitesimal
fibres
of life itself

Know our names,
cradle our souls,
which sing with
gratitude

At being a part
of the perfectly
complete
Whole

©Naomi Estment

Quotes to consider:

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you” – Walt Whitman

“No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“See the things you want as already yours. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.” – Robert Collier

“The Earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry

“Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable”- Kenyan Proverb

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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Mischief

Mischief deserves mercy.

BABY BABOON - Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana
BABY BABOON – Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“A little neglect may breed great mischief.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.” – Jane Austen

“Rulers have no authority from God to do mischief” – Jonathan Mayhew
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Nurture

Nurture doesn’t necessarily come naturally.

BABOON FAMILY - Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana
BABOON FAMILY – Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Nature surpasses nurture.” – Proverb

“Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.” – Lao Tzu

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes” – Benjamin Disraeli Continue reading

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Thinking

Thinking can get in the way of knowing.

MALE BABOON - Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango, Botswana
MALE BABOON – Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Continue reading

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Giving

Giving = Receiving.

BABOONS GROOMING - Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango, Botswana
BABOONS GROOMING – Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.” – Harvey S. Firestone

“If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart” – Arab Proverb

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” – Kahlil Gibran

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” – Mother Teresa

“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” – Albert Camus Continue reading

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