Reflections: Planting Seeds...

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” Napoleon Hill

Reflections: Planting Seeds...Papaya fruit & seeds

Small Stones #10
Childhood memories of time spent in the tropics: hot summer days...
Harmattan and the abundance of exotic fruit.
On a typical day, girlfriends gather at our family compound to feast on fruit..
Enjoy Mangoes, Cashew fruit, Soursop, Papaya and more.
We called papaya - PawPaw - and the glistening seeds always drew our attention...
"Awww!" we'd exclaim, "How did these shiny black seeds produce such delicious peach colored fruit?
Now I wonder, what precious words of hope for success did the farmer whisper as the seeds were planted and the soil toiled...?
More below!  

"If we should be blessed by some great reward, such as fame or fortune, it's the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past." Bodhidharma

Reflections: Planting Seeds...Papaya fruit

Small Stone #3
We reap what we sow...
Fruits are the result of seeds planted, watered, nurtured, and harvested at its prime.
Each one carries history and blessings.
The journey from the soil to the bowl is a delicate one.
Every gesture counts as each fruit travels with purpose; to reach its final destination.

What are small stones?
  According to the originators of this wonderful exercise, a small stone is a short piece of writing (prose or poetry) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment. The process of discovering small stones is as important as the finished product. Searching for small stones will encourage you to keep all your senses; - your eyes,(and ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind) open.

*PS I'm new to this exercise so advice me if I'm so left field. Thank you for your feedback.

Some Food for Thought: What seeds are you planting in the universe? What kind of fruit do you hope they will bear? Take a moment to observe your surroundings... Love and Peace in 2013. I would love to hear from you: Please leave me a comment. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photographs: Papaya seeds, Papaya cut fruit from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet 


Ambrym Slit Gong from Northern Vanuata

Kwoma Ceiling from Northeast New Guinea

Asmat Bis Pole from New Guinea

Close Up Kwoma Ceiling - Intricate pieces of Bark

Ambrym Slit Gong Upclose from Northern Vanuata


  1. I grew up eating Papaya which we called Pawpaw... I haven't had it in years and this was my first time buying and cutting up the fruit to share with my family... Delicious. :-)

  2. this is true. you reap what you sow so always do good things to other. :-) nice post.

  3. TY Tondo G! I agree that a good deed is never wasted... Even if the recipient doesn't appreciate it, someone else will.
    Have a great weekend! :-)

  4. Think twice. Very wise words indeed. Thanks for sharing. It's great to share positive and motivational thoughts. Very inspiring.

  5. TY Mys! I really appreciate the feedback as I try to rebuild this blog after a one year silence. Will visit you again.
    Have a Happy weekend!

  6. I saw this quote somewhere: "YOur mind is a garden and your thoughts are the seeds. You can choose to grow flowers or you can grow weeds."

    Great post as usual! I am glad I found your blog :)

  7. I just want to leave positive vibes to people I meet.

  8. I guess I am here in this world to sow seed of optimism and inspiration. This is also the objective of In Pinay's Eyes... to share food for thought... good inspiration and optimism to the people around me... especially, if they feel down and a bit sad about themselves and their love ones!

  9. Hi Sis! Thanks for sharing this inspirational post. I so love papaya, as well. It's a very nutritious fruit and not so expensive, too.

    You are right... for me, I wanted to sow positive thoughts this year as I also want to reap positive results.

  10. Marie, what a great quote... I love it and it works well with the message of my post too.
    TY and happy weekend! :-)

  11. Kat,
    TY and I send positive vibes to you and yours! Happy weekend to you! :-)

  12. Pinay,
    Thank you for your positive message. I like it very much and look forward to visiting your blog soon too. :-)
    Happy weekend!

  13. Hi Sis Krizza!
    Mahalo and TY for your upbeat message. May all our positive prayers be answered this year.
    Happy weekend!

  14. I love papaya too especially the semi-semi ripe ones dip in vinegar.
    I agree with you that what you sow is what you reap. it is just like the Karma law.

  15. It's been a while since the last time I ate papaya and I starting to miss it..

  16. TY Allan! I love papaya as its not too sweet and its good for our health. Happy weekend and thanks for the comment!

  17. Singlemom Review, Buy some this weekend and enjoy the fruit... It's delicious. Happy weekend to you!


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