I am a couple of days late on this. Sorry!! I really am committed to sharing one blog every weekend. However, this past weekend I was a little under the weather. Which now leads me to what I want to share this week.
Earlier this year, I moved into an apartment for the first time in a long while. There were quite a few bumps in my road that threw me into a very new and different path. I decided to make the best of it and do some things that I have been wanting to do but haven't! This included getting some plants. I haven't had plants in about twenty years and I dearly love being surrounded by living things.
While out shopping one day I noticed a little strawberry plant that was just barely hanging on. It was marked down to $1. Poor little one dollar strawberry plant. I wasn't really sure if it was even alive, but it looked lonely and sad. My Charlie Brown Tree... my new strawberry plant. I watered her and gave her love and she seemed to perk up a bit. But then she didn't.
I showed her to one of my green friends, declaring that had I killed her! She assured me that it just needed more water. After a few days my plant was looking great... with many pretty flowers throughout the summer! This is her today!
I am so glad I decided to bring her home with me. She has been an excellent teacher of lessons: about how the most wonderful things can't be judged by a price tag, that having a loving heart can offer great rewards, of the importance of reaching out to friends, paying attention to the needs of others, and how we can all grow and flourish when we have what we need; loving kindness, compassion, care, a bit of sunshine, a little shower now and again, and resolute resilience. ❤️