I wasn’t looking for it by any means. I just happened to stumble upon it as I searched for other things of horticultural interest that could pique the attention of the Facebook News Feed-hungry viewers.
As I lamented over what I thought would make a good attention grabber for the image addicted followers, just then I tripped.
It snagged my shoe, it caught my attention, and it literally brought me to my knees. I brushed off the covering of rain soaked leaves and there it was, hiding right in front of my face- SERENITY.
I found SERENITY creeping through my cold, wet, late winter garden looking at every bud and stem, trying to compose a good photo to share with other gardeners who would appreciate my dedication to this slinking about. And right there it was, the hint I needed to remind me that I didn’t need to come up with something photo worthy.
I needed that hint to remind me that there are so much more important things that are happening beneath the surface that don’t get the attention they deserve. Seeing those soft brown curling leaves beginning to slowly decay brought me the feeling of JOY. I know that in a few short weeks, they will be broken down and devoured by the soil organisms and in turn their castings will be taken up as nourishment by the roots of my plants. It reaffirmed my belief that allowing leaves to remain in the garden is a low-maintenance, high advantage way to naturalizing your garden.
It’s the last day of January and I found SERENITY. Finding SERENITY reminded me to feel JOY. I’m right on target with my plan to find JOY every day. I can hardly wait to see where and how I find it in February.
In what ways do you find serenity?