Don't Look Back
Unless it is to refer to your planting schedule, don't look back. I think we can all agree that 2020 is and has been a year to sweep under the rug. Where we are right this minute and where we go from here is what is most important.
All of what went down this past year is significant. Our losses, our challenges, and our defeats, are all now learning experiences to leverage us to greater and stronger places. We cannot look at it any other way if we want to keep our sanity. If nothing else, we remember how precious life is, how important family is, and how anything is possible today.
I, for one, have taken to my knees more frequently, thanking God for what I do have.
Weeding to Avoid Insanity
It doesn’t take a Psychology Degree to see that NOW more than ever, it is important to keep our mind and body busy with CONSTRUCTIVE THOUGHTS AND PHYSICAL ACHIEVEMENTS. No matter how small the strides, putting a positive step forward helps us to regain and maintain a healthy existence.
Get Clarity by Weeding out the Emotional Clutter.
Emotional clutter has run amuck in todays society by way of social media. It is No wonder phycologists and therapists are in high demand.
But let's dig in and get to the root of it...
Sharing negative comments, conversations, and drama is more common than bathing today.....This, my friends, is emotional clutter. We save and share too too much. Replaying and reliving pain, anguish, turmoil, embarrassment, shame, humiliation, and God knows what else. Who really needs it? With eyes wide open we can all see that it does more harm than good. WHY SAVE IT? By constant replaying, we are reprogramming our minds to think that the negative is validated. So why not simply DELETE, DELETE, DELETE this negative clutter for a healthier America.
Start fresh, positive, and anew.
It is not as easy as it sounds, but it can be done with practice. Reprogram your mind with only positive messages. Repetitive, positive messages. I think it was Henry Ford that said ‘If you think you can or can’t, you are right’. Think about that. Force yourself to take daily steps towards something that matters to you. Better yet, if you really want to feel good, do something nice for someone else.
Galatians 6:9: “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”
In all this Pandemic disruption……..It is important to find our happy place.
P.S. Yes, this pandemic has grown more gardeners.