Pic of my shopping cart at the garden center...
Annually, I engage in a treasured practice. I purchase and pot annuals to adorn my front porch, backyard patio and flower gardens (alongside my lovely perennial blooms).
Guess what we (Mark and I) did on Sunday (along with a healthy dose of house cleaning)? Yup, purchased and potted flowers. Doing so, led me to reflect a bit on the practice--as well as the past weekend itself. Featured below, are a few photos of my lovely flowers along with the sweet insights I gained:
Having a general idea for how I want to spend my weekend is fine. Yet, nothing tops letting my intuition guide my day. Pre-weekend, I crafted a list of the things I would like to accomplish. This past few days, I truly let my inner wisdom guide me on what to do--and when to do it. Turned out to be a wonderfully fulfilling and highly productive holiday weekend for me (smile).
Rome wasn't built in a day; nor are my dreams realized in that fashion. For nearly a year now, I've actively carved out snippets of time--here and there--to work on getting a concept honed, a proposal crafted and sample pieces written for my next book. Looking back at what I did--bit by bit--probably wouldn't look like much. Putting it all together, however, does. Those little blocks of dedicated effort--over the past year--now amount to something.
Being outdoors, enjoying nature, feeds my soul, enlivens my spirit, and spurs my creativity!
It's been a super-busy couple of months (both at the 9 to 5 and in my creative life which occurs in the hours pre and post the 9 to 5). I am SO ready for a vacation and one is on the horizon (yay!).
What I am most thankful for is the fact that during this extremely busy point in time, I have always adhered to (at the very least) my minimum requirements for self-care (Gold star for me!).
There's truth to the old adage "When one door shuts, another opens." Mark and I had planned to venture out to a botanical garden a few hours from home on Monday. When we awoke to rain on the rooftops, it offered me a chance to address all my remaining, unrealized dreams I had for the weekend. One door closed, and another swung wide open. Priceless, yes?
Share your weekend insights with me. I would adore hearing them!
Joy and sweet blossoming peace! T.