The musings this morning are where the heck was I yesterday for my Sunday Traveler. Not able to make myself sit down at a computer, feeling antsy, anxious, at a standstill. I’ve had days since our “shelter in place/social distancing” that vary from I/we can do this, to waiting for the other shoe to drop. Pretty normal feelings for us all I’m sure at this time of not knowing how much worse this pandemic will get. But I have found that keeping busy with physical activity helps me greatly, and helping someone else work on tending a garden that had been left unattended for some time. The weather here in Northern California had been lovely the last few days. The sunshine and warmth making it seem that all was well with the world.
This morning I paused, thinking that helping someone else tend their garden, be it plants and flowers, or their soul that might be hurting and anxious as well, was indeed what I needed. I’m lucky that my new love that I shelter in place with, has this wonderful garden to work in; to cut dead branches, dead flowers, dig my hands in to the dirt and move things about to our liking.
Don’t underestimate the need to get out in nature and feel the magic of trees and plants, the calming properties of this can be powerful.
Tend not only your own garden, but those of others. Let’s take care of each other in any way we can.