Good Morning my friends,
Ollie and I wish you a happy fun Friday and weekending.
Fun is not always jumping up and down excitement but the sheer joy of seeing your efforts come into fruition.
I had so many stories about my cat escapades I wanted to share with you today and I will at some point, but going to my garden this morning was such a fun surprise it took precedence over anything else.
I’ve been trying to get my fig tree to grow for the last 10 years and every year it has 9 figs most of which are inedible. We finally moved it 3 years ago and it’s been such a disappointment. I couldn’t bring myself to even go down and look at anymore. My husband brought up the most delicious purple fig 3 days ago so I thought, oh I’ll go have a look expecting one or 2. There weren’t any big ones but to my amazement the tree is growing and flourishing, and I counted at least 30. YAYYYYY! I couldn’t be happier.
All beginnings start with a seed of hope, planted, watered and nurtured.
By setting our intentions, we keep our focus and weed our garden with patience
as we move forward towards our true natures magnificence.
We have planted 6 lemon trees over the years including 2 that my mom gave us to plant in honor of my MIL’s passing 4 years ago. One died and we moved another and bought 2 more and I’m hopeful we’ll have the same luck or I need to get my one daughter on it that seems to have a green thumb.
I was beginning to give up hope and yet on 3 plus acres of property and loving to eat from the garden, I just keep at it. My husband bought and nectarine tree this year from Costco (not some fancy nurseries we usually go to) and decided he would leave it in the pot and not put it in the ground. It’s fallen over umpteen times in the strong winds and lost a lot of its buds. He was so mad but not as mad as when I went and thinned them even more to create space for growth and send energy to that one bud to grow. To our surprise and amazement, just when we were starting to loose hope, we just ate the most delicious nectarine this morning and it was so juicy and satisfying.
I wish you everyday pleasures this weekend that give you substance to keep going on bleak days and moments that you may find yourself in when you start to loose hope. It’s always right around the corner, even when you can’t see it.
The fruits of our labor pays dividends but sometimes it takes walking away and trusting with the hope of a mustard.
Have a wonderful weekend with respite and renewal that feeds you deeply.
Blessings of Appreciation and Abundance.
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