I’m trying not to get too sucked into bad emotions. This year, like I have stated in many of my posts, has been a rough year. Its been filled with so many trials and tribulations.
I’m almost at a loss of words but I know that writing is one of my healing modalities so I will continue to jot down whatever comes to mind at the moment.
Well… for one… I’m writing this blog on my lunch break at one of the many walking stations we have at my workplace. Fridays are always my favorite work days because it’s not crammed with meetings and it is also the day that we garden. Today we worked through and with the hydroponic systems. A hydroponic system is a watering plant system that uses no soil to grow plants. Nutrient rich pellets are dropped into the water system occasionally and it helps the plants grow. We harvested a bunch of plants today: various species of lettuce, arugula, tomatoes, and pumpkin. In turn we replaced all of the harvests with new seedlings for the Fall. It was amazing to observe the roots and the many ways its grown so drastically the past few weeks.
I’m developing a workshop for December. The work shop is based on medicinal salves and oil extractions. It will be exciting because it’s the first time I will be leading a workshop on something that I love so much. All of the funds raised will go towards the garden. The garden is a place that I’ve grown to love more recently. As you know, I’ve always loved growing organic herbs for my oils but more recently this gardening group has taught me how to grow and care for plants/fruits. I’ve never grown vegetative items, so am learning a lot about growing my own food sustainably and organically. This garden brings me a lot of joy because of its wellness component but also because the families of chemo patients can pick the fresh vegetables and produce to consume for their home cooked meals. Many of the patients that we work with live in mobile homes while their loved one receives care. Food, as we all know, is expensive. This garden is a resource for them.
As mentioned earlier the year has been rough. My Dad’s heart is getting worst and I still have a lot of younger siblings at home. I’m also at a point in my life where I’m getting ready for the next stage but, of course, my husband’s car keeps breaking down and the savings to move is going towards car repairs. It’s one of those weird things: when it rains it pours. That shouldn’t even be a saying, it should just be a “fact of life.” haha. All in all, I’m always optimistic though because God always blesses me beyond belief.
On this extremely warm summer day, I wish you all wellness going into the weekend. I hope you are continuing to count your blessings. It is so important to continuously give thanks, even when it doesn’t feel like life is working for you.
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. … (Mt. 6:25-34)
Love and light,