Refresh, restore and resume has been the theme of my 2018. As I age, I am listening to my body, as well as my Elders. The things I used to do, are done a bit differently now. Refreshing my mindset on what I want to do took center stage over everything else. I actually hired garden assistance to clear underbrush in my woodland area. I have never trusted anyone to lay hands on my garden, except for me. Afterall, who would know the terrain, the journey of each plant and how to love them, except for me?
Restoring my faith in mankind, trusting that everything happens for a reason and feeding my soul has been educational. A learning experience even if I thought I understood. The assistance in my garden came at a time when I really needed to turn off negative energy and seek positive interaction. Two guys clearing and making a huge difference in an evening, returning to finish the job, another day. If I had taken this task on, it would have taken me a lot longer and my energy zapped by overdoing it. Help is a good thing and knowing when to ask, is even smarter.
Initially overwhelming, this year has been quite interesting. To be quiet, be still, as my Dad would say, was a way to find my inner garden again. Taking time to refresh my inner spirit by traveling, taking time for me, as well as restoring my faith, was necessary. I can now resume creatively finding all things beautiful…everywhere!
Meanwhile in Porto by way of Paris, I am present…by