Lulls of Our Lives

As the earth begins to awaken from its winter slumber, and I begin to awaken from mine, I am called to reflect on the nature and purpose of lulls of our lives.

The American Heritage Dictionary defines “lull” as

1. A relatively calm interval, as in a storm.

2. An interval of lessened activity.

As I pay closer attention to the ebb and flow of my life and work, I have become much more conscious of how I respond to the lulls in my life.  When I first began to notice them it was … Continue reading

The Beauty in Potential

As winter comes to a close and spring begins to make its appearance I added some new plants to my garden.  As my bare root blueberry, apricot and grape “sticks” went into the ground I began thinking about the beauty of potential.   American Heritage defines “potential” as “capable of being but not yet in existence”.

When one plants one really needs to envision and appreciate what these little sticks are capable of being, of becoming.  It doesn’t happen over one night, or even over one season.  The seeds I plant now, and the little sticks that have … Continue reading

Lessons from My Garden

Over the years I’ve learned many lessons from my gardening endeavors, and I see important life lessons reflected in my garden.  Here are the highlights of what I’ve learned so far on this journey:

  • Savor What Is Thriving. When your garden is in bloom, savor and enjoy it.  Likewise with life…savor the times when you’re energized by your work, when you find yourself surrounded by good friends, or when you and your family are blessed with good health.  These good times are fleeting, making it even more important to recognize and appreciate them when they appear.
  • Identify … Continue reading