It’s okay to change your mind as often as you like, but I must warn you. If you continually change your mind, the world around you will change.
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There is a vine that grows along our fence.
My daughter loves it, but it doesn’t bloom.
It’s just lush and green. This is the year of the bloom, so this vine bothers me. I couldn’t just let it be a non blooming vine, so here is how I tried to help it!
I planted a blooming vine beside it. 🙂
My grand idea was…the bloomer would intertwine with the non bloomer and give the illusion that it blooms. Pretty smart huh? Nah..I never overthink.
I kept an eye on the blooming vine and noticed it wasn’t happy. It was growing but not grabbing the fence. It’s tendrils would just droop forward, away from the fence like it was having a little rebellion.
So, I dug it up and moved it down the fence.
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I changed my mind. It didn’t need my help, but it did need it’s own space to grow and bloom.
The next morning I walked out on my porch, looked at the vine and realized it was clinging to the fence. At some point during the night, it stood up straight and began making itself at home.
There is no part of your life written in stone.
Are there changes you wish to see?
Your life will change my lovely, once you change your mind.
A landscaping company was maintaining a couple of yards nearby. My yard needs help, and today was the day to ask for it. God’s perfect timing.
Last year, I did nothing with the yard. Grass doesn’t grow due to the shade from the ginormous oak tree. That’s okay. I’d rather have the majestic tree than grass in this stage of my life, but the weeds grow.
I walked outside, followed the sound of the mower, and found the man behind it. Long story short, he mowed my yard, and will return once a month. Now, I can begin to envision enjoying my yard.
With the weeds gone, the yard can speak.
I’ve toyed with the idea of buying a weed-eater, or small mower and maintaining it myself. Most of my life has been spent taking care of things myself. I don’t wish to do that anymore. I can let others help.
This stage of life is to simply be enjoyed.
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We have lots of birds, but I have no feeder.
I wondered if the birds would use a feeder, so I took a trip to the hardware store to see what they have, but didn’t really see one I liked. Drove to another store, but same result. Nothing really pretty.
Before purchasing a feeder, lets do a test.
The birds landed on it and pecked heartily.
I will find the right feeder, but there’s no rush.
It will happen when the time is right.
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The sweet part of life is within the timing. I’ve learned to meditate and truly enjoy the tools it gives. I’m still trying to find my groove with the morning pages, but I realize that anything in life worth doing takes time and consistent effort.
After working on the inside, it’s flowing outside.
It’s funny how the inside comes first.
Taking a step back, and looking for small tweaks to be made. Change doesn’t have to happen all at once. Do it in increments that lead to a simpler life.
It’s my favorite class, and is a nice way to do something my body will thank me for later.
I saw this sign hanging in Yoga class like a confirmation assuring me I was in the right space.
I love Yoga, but now it’s beginning to love me.
The New Year is here, and it’s the year of kindness.
I’m trying to be kind to myself so kindness will spill over onto others. Going to Yoga at least once a week is a good start. After class, I spoke with the teacher. He began by going to one class a week for a year.
That’s good enough for me. He’s an instructor now.
This year, I also dove into my meditation practice.
My daughter referred me to an app called ‘Simple Habits.’ The first week of January I began doing a 30 day practice called ‘Fresh Start.’ It’s free to use, and has many free meditations. It’s wonderfulness.
The screenshot reveals how simple it is to create a habit. Just like Yoga, the meditation is becoming a part of my life. It feels like something’s missing without it. We can create simple habits.
Maybe you’re beating yourself up mid January on goals that aren’t being met. Be kind to yourself.
Developing personally takes time, so take the full year. Every minute of the day is a fresh start.