I spent some time planting this weekend. The weekend weather was mild and beautiful, and it was a perfect time to grab some starter herbs and vegetables and poke them into planters filled with potting soil. I love to play in the dirt just as much as I did when I was a little girl.
Today, I started organic mint and basil plants in pots and a big container of special heirloom tomatoes called Arkansas Travelers, which the man at the farmers’ market in Fayetteville told me were the “famous Arkansas pink tomatoes.” I planted it all while daydreaming about fresh, homemade pesto and mojitos. (Mmmmm…)
I also spent a little time in the flower garden poking petunias into the ground by the dozen. I love that they “creep” as they grow, spreading blooms like a blanket across the ground.
Tonight, after a little rain, I snapped some photos of the petunias. I love the bright, happy colors, and I love the promise that there will be more and more as the season goes on.
I spent a lot of time digging in the dirt on my hands and knees, which left me lots of time to give some thought about what else I might plant… for myself. I have a few strong cravings in my life right now, and I’m giving real thought to how to feed them.
My thinking is this – I need to plant a handful of simple things in my life, like:
- Some seeds of bravery, refusing to shy away from new things that might seem scary.
- A spirit of surrender, trusting God with my plans and my future.
- A focus on healthy self-care – approaching everything I do from the perspective of taking care of myself physically, spiritually and emotionally.
I want change for the better, and I want to see bright, beautiful new things spring up as a result! Who’s joining me?