In this world filled with so much technology, it is important to slow down every once and awhile and take in the sights and sounds around you. I challenge you all to take a 30minute run, bike ride, or walk without your ipod and just soak in the sounds of nature. Really listen… to the birds singing, the wind in the trees, your breathing.
I often get caught up in the stress of every day life and forget what a precious gift this day is. We are given a new beginning each day. We can make changes. We can be a better person. We can try to be a better Mom (or Dad or husband or wife). We can be healthier. We can get stronger and faster. We have a chance everyday to improve ourselves.
I needed to surround myself in happy things today. So, I headed to the greenhouse with the boys and took in the sights and smells of blooming flowers. We spent some time just smelling and listening to nature. I am ready to have some mud under these fingernails again.
Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. ~Abram L. Urban
Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. ~Lindley Karstens, noproblemgarden.com