“If you feel spiritually empty,visit a winter garden cloaked in barrenness. Underfoot is hope stirring,alive,warming itself without expectation. The fallen fruit has melded with the compassion of Earth. In your soul, too, is a season called grace, and therein lies the seed of a new spring, where life has a chance to blossom again. It is okay to sit on the garden bench and pray with such realization for your emptiness has led your footsteps to such a holy sanctuary, to such a sacred place in time.”

quoted from the book
The Sanctuary Garden by Christopher McDowell & Tricia Clark McDowell