The Tulips In My Back Yard
My husband and I still like each other.
We have had a lot of togetherness. A lot of uncertainty. A roller coaster of emotions.
Tulips take my husband outside. He tends the garden. The brown, rich earth is his medium. He disappears in the beauty of creation. He returns with a smile.
Tulips allow us some separation and space.
The garden helps us stay friends and our marriage stay healthy.
I give credit to the Tulips in our back yard. A sign of Spring. A sign of Renewal. A sign of Hope.
My Neck Of The Woods
We are allowed to go for walks in our neighbourhood. We are encouraged to exercise.
I am very grateful. I am aware many people on our planet do not have this privilege.
We have access to a forest and farms nearby.
We move one foot in front of the other. We are aware how time marches on.
Today’s present moment is more important than the past or the future.
I give credit to the Woods. Tranquil moments in nature replenish my soul.
I have many words that enter my life every day.
Words entertain me. They teach me.
Words comfort me. They sustain me.
The words seep into my pores.
I give credit to the Words. Words forever change me.
Grateful For My Life
Today I am healthy. I live in a tranquil, beautiful part of the world.
Today’s present moment is all I truly have.
I give credit to the Tulips, the Woods, and especially the Words.
What do you do to stay mentally and physically healthy?
I have mentioned before how I learn something new from every single post I read.
Please continue writing, sharing and connecting. You will not always know when you have made a difference in someone’s life.
A Few Recent Words:
- Lisa Dorenfest: “…life has prepared me for this moment….” “…visualizing what I want my life to look like post-pandemic.” Since I read these insightful words, I also have been “visualizing what I want my life to look like post-pandemic.” Thank you for your wisdom, Lisa. Lisa Dorenfest
- Lauren Baydreamer Exceptionally creative words capturing the mood and emotions of our present time. I am left with goosebumps long after reading this powerful palindrome poetry. “The Virus”
- Natalie Natalie the Explorer Shares a post each week where she focuses on “Every day is full of simple pleasures that make me feel positive and grateful.” “During these uncertain times, I choose to focus on the positives, work on finding a balance in my day, be flexible, and stay strong.” Natalie, your words help me focus on the beauty of my surroundings. You are an inspiration.
- Leanne Cresting The Hill Marie Kondo’s books refer to items and a life that sparks joy. Leanne’s words and her message resonated with me: “…it’s okay to not fill every waking moment with something meaningful.” “Doing less sparks a lot of joy for me.”
- Joanne And Anyways… Home schooling is a challenge for many right now. Joanne shared a meme that continues to make me smile. “It might take a village to raise a child, but it takes a vineyard to home-school one.”
- Sue Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond Shared a game she plays online with her six-year-old grandson, Ethan. They find five things starting with a letter of the day. Ethan writes it down, takes a photo of it and shares it with Sue. I began doing this last week with six-year-old Sadie. She loves this game! Thank you, Sue. You always make a difference in my week.
- Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia, informs calmly and clearly about COVID-19:
“This is not forever. This is just for now. Let’s all be kind, be calm, and stay safe.”