A Light Touch

It was a beautiful weekend. I stayed home, and did whatever made my heart happy. It’s refreshing at this stage of life to have no more ‘to do’ list. Instead, there is a ‘wanna’ list.

Throughout the day, I would see something that could to be done, and ask myself, “Do I wanna?”

My daughter painted the walls of her bedroom last week, so now the trim looks dingy. The man at the paint store gave her a quart of, ‘Whitest White’, to try. Did I wanna paint trim, and surprise her when she arrived home from her Dad’s? Not really.

I grabbed a wooden plant stand she has in her room, and took it to the porch. My vision was to paint it using the white to see if she wanted something that bright in her room, before painting miles of trim.

Dipping the paint brush into the can, and doing light strokes across the top shelf, it didn’t cover the surface completely. You could see the original color peeping through, which complimented her room as is.  I continued with light strokes on all three shelves, and boom!

plantstand

It took all of 10 minutes, and I believe she will be pleased.

I spent the weekend, giving my life a light touch. In the post, Dream While Awake, we talk about de-cluttering, and making room for better.

It really is de-cluttering our minds, and hearts, to make room for more of what brings us joy! You can see from the picture, my daughter is into plants. She has collected a few easy ones, because neither of us have good luck with them. We love them to death. Literally. Plants take a light, loving touch.

This Spring, my daughter had a vision for our front porch. We have two hooks to hang plants from, and she requested Boston Ferns. My initial reaction was, “I can probably kill those quickly!” I have never been able to keep one alive, but my guess would be, I tried too hard.

I bought one, hung it on the porch, and she was happy. It’s been easy to care for, but she gently reminded me there is one more hook. This weekend, I gazed at the empty hook, and just knew it didn’t need to be empty.

I gave myself time with the one and only fern. Telling myself, “If I can keep it alive and flourishing, it would receive a companion.” My daughter’s vision has become a reality.

ferns

4 thoughts on “A Light Touch

  1. Debbie Ann Deal

    The key to ferns are 1. They LOVE water! Drench twice a day-once in morning and once in evening. 2. Don’t place them in full sun. I live in the South (NC) and the sun will burn and dry them out. I used to hang mine on tree branches on trees that grew in my yard. The leaves on the branches shielded them from the sun. I had HUGE, BEAUTIFUL ferns! Good luck and just love ’em.

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