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Hello to all my bloomers,

Today is the 2nd day of May and my 47th day of hunkering down. For the first time during this staying home advisory,

Starting a garden slowly, here is the first step. When moving back to the states from Mexico, I had to leave behind my plants. Although, I did leave them in good hands with ones that will give them love.

Dan had to step outside his boarders to get some overdue testing done. He has insurance that one of the coverage's allows rides to doctor office visits or any testing related to medical, so he took advantage of it. Before he left the house, we got him all prepared to adventure out. He had his mask and his gloves on before he left the front door. I would to give out a shout (thank you) to Danielle our daughter for making the mask and Ron the maintenance man here at our complex for the gloves.

Life begins the day you start a garden. – Chinese proverb. A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.

We are all unique in the way our journey blooms, some of us go slow and others go fast. What is planting a seed? It’s the simple act of setting something into motion that will help you create the life you want to lead. It’s taking a moment of sorrow and realizing that you can use it to fuel you. Much like when Dan and I were diagnosed with cancer and sharing our journey and experience with others. This fuels our worst times to the best of times.

Now whenever I feel the surge of anxiety about my new chapter of our life, I immediately make a physical change. During this hunkering down time, I also change my emotion situation.

I get up and write my blog, research other methods of treating cancer and I actually go to podcasts and listen. I send e-mail requests to people I want to feature on my website and blog.

I call friends or send a note. I turn my pain into time spent planting seeds for the life I want to lead.

The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things.

And even though planting a whole garden can seem frightening and full of anxiety in itself, all you have to do is start by planting one seed. And keep adding another one here and there. Take care of those seeds, and before you know it, a little leafy green thing will greet you one day.

Or, in real life, nothing is more exciting than seeing your seed turn into something that blooms.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you start planting seeds in your own life:

Seeds take time to grow. A whole garden isn’t created overnight, and neither is a dream life.

But, by focusing on the positives, and seeing the little seeds that start to peek out from the earth in the form of something new, we can start to see the progress we are making in our journey to start living the life we’ve always wanted.

Seeds must change to grow. A seed can’t stay a seed forever. When cared for with nourishing soil, rays of sunlight, and water, they change shape and start to become whatever it is they were meant to be.

To really experience positive change, you too, must let go of your past and embrace the transformation that’s about to take place. Have confidence knowing you will take on a better form, even if it takes time.

When a seed flowers, everyone recognizes its beauty. After a seed undergoes a transformation and takes on a new form, everyone appreciates it for whatever it has to offer, whether it’s a smile-inducing sunflower or a crisp carrot.

Each seed has something new, something more to contribute. And how did it get to this point? With time and a trans-formative change.

Go out there and start planting seeds in your life, no matter how hard or pointless it may seem right now. With a little time, patience and hard work, what now seems like an empty dirt plot will be filled with beauty and growth.

Just like a beautiful flower attracts butterflies, your life will be a magnet to the right kind of people that will truly make it one worth living.

Remember, everything is possible.

If you have a garden in your library, everything will be complete. – Marcus Tullius Cicero, Letter to Varro, 1st century AD

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway. – Michael Pollan (2007) ‘Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education’ p.64, Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. – Alfred Austin “Growing with the Seasons: A Sharing of Insights into the Creative Aspects of Organic Gardening”. Book by Frank Giannangelo and Vicky Giannangelo, July 1, 2008.

Love Recognizes No Barriers ❤️💖❤️

Happy 2nd day of May and it's the weekend. Love recognizes no barriers, it jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it's destination full of Hope. ❤️💖❤️

Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. – Jean Jacques Rousseau

Gardening is how I relax. It’s another form of creating and playing with colors. –Oscar de la Rentawn – Biography

My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. – Claude Monet

When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden. – Minnie Aumonier

The lesson I have thoroughly learned, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives. – Gertrude Jekyll (2011). “Wood and Garden: Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Working Amateur”, p.1, Cambridge University Press

REALISTIC Red Origami Roses| Mother’s Day Craft for Teens

Until tomorrow, the world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities. However; to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit—this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.

Tomorrow’s blog is on IT’S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL. Have you been places and meet others from your home town visiting too?


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