Hello there, Journal & Friends,
Yesterday started out a rocky day. MyGuy was working outside in the yard, and I decided to go outside and get some sun. I am sooo glad I did! It changed my whole attitude.
I had allowed feelings to overtake me... feelings of sadness and regret, frustration over slow progress. Self-pity over my knee pain, which was interfering with "my" plans to do my walking. I guess in general, I was just focusing on too many negatives, and letting them drag me down. You know... doing all the things I say NOT to do, LOL!!
Well, the weather here in Southern Oregon has been sunny and gorgeous all weekend, and it really lifted my spirits when I looked at our yard. All the hard work was finally paying off.
Last year it looked plain and puny... this year I can SEE the progress. I think I needed to SEE some life and growth. To see change.
It reminded me to just keep doing what I know to do, and change will come, in time. There is still tweaking to be done... minor course corrections along the way. But in time I WILL see growth and change.
Here are some photos I took (can click to enlarge):
Our wooden barrel planter has 3 Strawberries that are turning red... I hope the birdies don't see them:
Here our Snow Peas have climbed halfway up the trellis:
Even our one Zucchini plant has give us one pretty blossom:
There were troupe of 4 Bumblebees busy pollinating the flowers. I took a gazillion pictures trying to get one to turn out, but they were just too fast for me. Instead, here is a cute little Ladybug who came to visit:
That big bush at the far end is called a Butterfly Bush. Last year it was tiny... look at it now!
Last year we planted 4 Blueberry bushes. The one at the left really took off... there are lots of blueberries on it this year. Mmmmmm...
I have to remember that I am like these plants. I go through seasons... winters and storms and rain and winds and hot sun.
Yet through it all, I keep growing.
From Dr Phil's book: "You must get in touch with your thoughts and feelings and why you're having them."
My verse for today: "Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed."
My quote for today: "Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you." --Denis Waitley
Enjoy the Journey,