There are many ways to develop myself and grow in new areas. One activity that teaches me valuable life skills is gardening.
My plants are living, breathing things that rely on me to stay alive. Although plants survive on their own in nature, they are my responsibility when I decide to take them in. My life focus changes from being self-centered to being nurturing.
Plants communicate when their bodies require nourishment to stay alive. I pay close attention to their visual clues to ensure that they are taken care of.
When I see withered leaves, sometimes the solution is to water the roots and at other times it is to spray the leaves. This shows me that what is presented on the outside is sometimes unreflective of what is happening beneath the surface.
A nourished soul goes hand in hand with a well-maintained exterior. Sometimes a different remedy is required for my soul and my body.
Giving care and attention to my plants shows me that emotional support is as important as physical nourishment. My smiles are brighter when I have the comfort of loved ones during difficult times.
My plants remind me to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life and focus on those who rely on me.
Today, I am happy to have examples of how to carry on through life and do so successfully. It is wonderful to have my plants to show me how to nurture and protect the things that I love.
1. What does tending to plants teach me about balance?
2. Where do I get advice when I am unsure of how to help someone?
3. How do I determine what someone needs from me to thrive?