Friday, January 3, 2014

Nourish The Heart

RU-2207232, Sender: Marya11
Sent: 24 Nov 2013 from St. Petersburg, Russia
Received: 2 Jan 2014, Traveled 8,648 km in 39 days

At first glance, this postcard very well reminds me of a Chinese proverb:

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.

A tree is nourished by minerals from the soil and vitamins from the sun, and refreshed by water and air. Such is the same for the human heart, nourished by past experiences and refreshed by new ones. As I bid goodbye to 2013 and welcome the new year, 2014 - I admit I didn't write down (yet) specific "new year resolutions". But I renewed my yearly promise that I will keep an open and cheerful heart, keen on taking in new rewarding experiences, relearning from wise and trusted people and friends, and learning from new acquaintances and even strangers.

Happy new year everyone! Wishing all of us a prosperous 2014!



  1. An exquisite painting, I love your family tree with birds!

  2. I love that proverb. How true it is. I've missed you, sweet Maria!!! ((hugs)) Happy New year, dear sweet Friend.

    I adore this heart postcard. ((hugs))

  3. Yes, of course, dear Maria, I would love to be your pen pal. ((hugs)) I could not find your email, so please write me at my blog email: When I hear from you, I will let Sissy know. We love you, too, sweet girl. Our prayers are with you as you make the transition.

  4. This is beautiful Maria… bless you and your blooming heart.

  5. Best wishes to you too lovely Maria. I'll save this proverb...I love quotes and wise words...Your resolutions are not easy but will brings you peace of mind. I have choose to turn the page of 2013 first before making any new resolutions. I had a very very special year, and I must turn the page, forgive and forget to have a brand new path.

    Wish you the best too Maria



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