With the old saying “April showers bring May flowers,” I planted my flower boxes this weekend. As I looked at my flower boxes, I realized it used to be you would plant seeds, nurture (water and fertilize) them and watch them sprout, grow, and blossom. Now you buy them already blooming and already showing their potential. You know they are going to be beautiful whereas when you placed the seed in the soil, you hoped it would sprout and blossom. Whether a seed or a grown plant, you still water and nurture them as they grow into their full potential. It seems to me that tending to flowers is very similar to tending to our dreams. Plant, nurture, and watch them grow.
When you have a new dream that has yet to materialize (the seed) it requires faith to nurture it along into reality. However, once you’ve had signs that it’s coming true or you see progress towards success (blooming), then it becomes a little easier and even more fun as you know its happening. You get more excited about it and that excitement helps your dream grow bigger and faster.
Nurture your dreams as you would nurture your garden.
Quotes of the week
“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.”
“Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.”
“He who nurtures benevolence for all creatures within his heart overcomes all difficulties and will be the recipient of all types of riches at every step.”
“We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.”
This Week’s Affirmation: I create my world through infinite love and gratitude.
~ Bruce Springsteen
~ Lynn Anderson
For the next week, I invite you to nurture your dreams by:
Tending to your thoughts: by being positive and knowing you deserve greatness, you allow your dreams fertile space to grow.
Loving the process of creating your dreams: enJOY the journey. Get excited about the process of nurturing your amazing life. Understand weeds (contrasts) have a purpose too and when you realize that, you can easily clear the path for your dreams to unfold and bloom.
Allowing: asking yourself what love would say or do will continue cultivating trust, faith, and knowing, and it will become your protective net keeping pesky insects (fears) out of your garden.
Mostly, my wish for you is to walk with love over fear, hope over despair, happiness over sadness, and simply walk the path of your highest self. Dream big, live big, love big and blossom in everything you do.
Until next time, happy gardening!