I remember in the ’90s watching a movie with Ann Margaret and how she said speaking to flowers will help them grow & thrive. I researched later and saw The Royal Horticultural Society did a study saying it indeed did help them grow faster. Then there were many articles about Prince Charles talking to his plants.
It makes sense to me. After all, plants are living things. It brings me peace when I talk to mine. Just putting good out into the universe.
There’s a quote that says “If speaking kindly to plants helps them grow, imagine what speaking kindly to humans can do!” ~~ Powerful stuff right there.
I am really intentional with my words and use them to lift people up. Acknowledging their hard work or a beautiful smile. It takes mere seconds for me and will stay with them much longer. AND it’s FREE!
Let’s make that a goal for the next 24 hours. Speak kindness over someone for no other reason than because it’s a good thing to do and will start a positive ripple effect! If you are looking for extra credit, say hello to a plant or hug a tree! Spread that appreciation vibration out into the universe!
I didn’t write yesterday. I was a bit bluesy and feeling uninspired It happens when living with depression. Maybe the pull from Wednesday’s full moon was also a factor. I am pretty good at extending myself grace when that happens and my only regret is ruining my blog streak. #IFYKYK lol!
Today I am starting to put together pieces of a project. Our back patio. We rent a house on a little patch of heaven in west Tennessee. Our Landlord is an amazing southern gentleman who recently was diagnosed with cancer. Our family is “low maintenance” renters. We pay our rent on time each month, take care of the yard, and fix the small things ourselves. We only contact him with something major… dishwasher breaking for a family of 5 etc.
Our back porch needs some love and probably a few new boards, but I am on a mission to make it into a Shangri-La. Thanks to Amazon Prime days I was able to scoop up some accessories! Until those arrive, today I hammered down all the nails that were popping up.
I know some people find relief in smashing stuff to release anger/stress. (Enneagram 1,9, & 8) I have never been that person. (Enneagram 5) I think and process and think some more. But let me tell you, Hammering the crap out of those nails was so rewarding. Yes, I got covered in dust and paint chips BUT it felt SO GOOD! I had something stored up inside me that needed to be released.
I will keep you posted on my progress. Have an amazing FriYAY!
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