December 01, 2016
Does this happen to you? ...
You look out the window, and the arrangement of colors and elements offers fashion advice?
You spend a day raking leaves, and the twist and turn of swirling debris conveys wisdom about current events?
I don't think I'm unique, in that my garden offers mundane and life lessons every time I look or step outside.
As autumn fades to winter here, I'm contemplating the lessons I've learned this past season, as entries in the "garden lessons learned" meme. Here are a few thoughts:
Allow time to look very closely at nature, to see the true "big picture."
When it's time to say goodbye, rejoice for another soul's "freedom flight."
Rejoice in the promise of tomorrow, whether there are signs of it today, or not.
Appreciate the beauty of a life that may not mature or grow; it is simply beautiful today.
Young and old, together, can make the world a better place.
Keep on moving--the journey is worth the effort.
Adjust your tools to match the conditions and the challenges.
Sing with your true friends--those who stay with you in every season.
Break the rules! Hike when the weather says "no" and point your camera toward the sun.
What lessons did you learn this past season? Leave a comment, or share your link to a blog post--old or new--that conveys practical or thoughtful lessons from the past season. Winter blessings to those in the Northern Hemisphere and happy summer to those in the Southern Hemisphere!