Recycling and reusing is very important to me, so I try to live by the advice of my favorite tee-shirts:
Hug a tree
A little change can make a difference
I have a friend who was thinning her flowers this week, so I went to her house to reuse the extra plants by planting them in my garden. My mother always tells me that “They just want to live!”, so I took home a carload full of day lilies, irises, bleeding hearts, lily-of-the-valley, ferns, and hostas. I spent most of yesterday planting, but I didn’t finish it all, so I wished for a light rain today to keep me cool while I finished putting all my beautiful plants in the ground. As soon as I walked outside this morning, it started sprinkling a refreshing mist that continued throughout my planting. I finished in 2 hours, then drove a bunch of weeds to the compost site and picked up more mulch while I was there. As I was driving home, it started raining heavily which I totally appreciated because it will help my new plants be comfortable in their new homes.
I can’t stop smiling at the good luck of it all. Actually, I think it’s more than luck; I manifested what I needed for today and it became a reality. Within the first 10 minutes of planting, I realized I had a huge smile on my face and I stopped for a moment to acknowledge that I’m really happy. It’s not just that I’m in a good mood, but am happy all the way into the deepest core of my being. My life as an acupuncturist on my little piece of land in St. Paul, surrounded by organic vegetables and flowers is exactly what I wanted and needed. Life is so beautiful here that I hope there are people everywhere who find the kind of joy in their life that I have created.