Planting Joy

Hello there! It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged. I’ve missed you all so much though. I hope life has been treating you well. Whatever you stand in need of I send you good energy and positive vibes to help you manifest it.

Lately I’ve been immersing myself in a new project that I’m super excited about and will announce when I’m a little deeper in it. I wanted to blog today about my exploding, semi-new hobby of planting. I love reading and writing but my planting has taken over and is a very close runner up for that top spot. There is something just so satisfying about watching new life grow and catering to the needs of a plant. God has created such beauty in this works and I’m loving including it in my home. Watching leaves unfurling, mixing soil, propagating, watering schedules and sneaking new plants in past my hubby just fill me up. I’ve mentioned several times in my writing and in every day advice giving, “you can’t pour from an empty cup!” This is advice I take myself and something that has become a sort of mantra for me. When I’m feeling overwhelmed or anxious I stop and ask myself why. 9 out of 10 times it’s because my cup is running low. I’ve poured out to those around me and now it’s my turn.

We are now three months into a new year. I know that we all were counting down the date until 2021 for that bright new day. But life is still the same. Mindset is what needs to change. We cannot control life around us but we can control life within us. I resolved to adjust my mindset to one of gratitude, positive energy and eliminating anything that removed me from those things. Anything. To maintain this I’ve found that tapping into my joy was a big deal. Finding what creates light in the dark places is necessary. It is so important to my mental health to be aware of what affects me mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Writing and planting keeps me grounded. For others it may be art, reading, sports, knitting, painting, anything that brings you back into yourself. Whatever it is tap into more often; fill your cup.

As parents I know it’s not always easy to carve out time to do something just for yourself. One tip I have is to plan it like you do everything else. Add it to your schedule, write it in your planner. Talk to your spouse about it. Chances are your partner needs some time too. My spouse loves to go fishing. We know each other’s needs and we communicate them openly. This will make it a lot easier for you get the time you deserve. We all need some recharging from time to time.

I look forward to sharing plants and new projects with you all. Be well.

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