Spring is one of the most beautiful times of year and a great time to get out and connect with nature. A wonderful way to unwind is in the garden. Try planting flowers or vegetables and feel the stress slowly fade away. Whether your planting daisies or coneflowers, Hydrangeas or lilacs, the patient attention we plant a flower with is a good lesson in life. Nurture yourself the way you nurture your garden.
Pick your favorite flowers. Decide whether you want to plant using pots for your deck or plants for the flower bed in your backyard. Give the flowers in your life a special place to be planted. Feed them with good food, water them and watch them grow by the light of the sun. With constant care and attention, flowers grow year after year and the more fertile the ground the healthier the plant.
Gardening is a metaphor for life. We as moms often times forget to take time for ourselves and we also forget that sometimes we need to treat ourselves as a flower that needs love and nurturing to grow healthy and strong. Be aware of negative advice from a well meaning friend or relative, as a weed that wants to over power that flower. Plant seeds of good thought and the mind will grow. A fertile mind will grow strong and healthy. If we start with ourselves, we can teach our children to do the same.