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Planting Patience

Hello Honeybees,

 

 

I’m finally getting back into the swing of things. I took a much needed blogging break during the month of December and the first of January. Partly because life was super busy and partly because I didn’t feel very creative. I felt a little sad and relieved that I didn’t HAVE to create content. No pressure. I enjoy blogging more when the creativity flows naturally. It just feels right.

 

As time passed I started to get a little worried. I had topics to blog about but the words were just not there. I didn’t want to force it, in reality I couldn’t force it. I realized that I had to be patient with myself. I gave myself grace.

Patience is something that I have always struggled with. I use to pray for patience until someone brought it to my attention that in order for God to grant me patience I would have to be in situations that required….you guessed it patience.

 

One way that I have been dealing with my lack of patience is with plants. Thanks to Carmeon Hamilton I have more plants in my home than ever before AND I’m keeping them alive (insert a praise dance here).

The first plant I bought last year didn’t make it because I was over watering it. I was trying to rush the process. I have since learned to take my time with my plants, giving them what they need when they need it. I have actually been able to propagate clippings from another plant. I can’t make them grow faster but I can make sure that they are healthy. They have to take their time and I have to let them.

 

The same way that I nurture my plants growth I also have to nurture my growth. Some things can’t be rushed. I have to let the creativity flow when it flows and be ready to catch it. I also have to put myself in creative situations. I have to be around people that stir my creativity.

 

My plants are teaching me patience.

 

Who or what is teaching you patience?

Beewisdom- Nature does not hurry yet everything is accomplished. Nature Hills Nursery

Thank You

Hello Honeybees,

Quick question….. When do you put up your Christmas tree? Growing up we didn’t put up our tree until December 15th. Not sure why but that was the date. As I got older and was able to decorate myself I would put up the tree on December 1st. When I started having kids I moved to the day after Thanksgiving. This year I’m shooting for the day before Thanksgiving, if not it will definitely be the day after.

I like for Thanksgiving to have its own special place. For me Thanksgiving is not about the “story” of the pilgrims breaking bread with the Indians, but about breaking bread with my family and friends. To me it’s about who made the mac & cheese and who is getting their first shot at making a real dish for everyone to judge. It’s family coming together when it’s not a funeral. It’s about meeting new boyfriends & girlfriends, wondering if they will make it till Christmas.

It’s about being grateful for where we are right now and what we have come through so far this year. It’s remembering those we have lost and being thankful for the impact that they had on our lives.

I have a lot to be thankful for this year. Last year I was just recovering from my second major surgery in 3 months. Now I am healthy, happy and whole. My oldest is slowly finding his way in life. My youngest is excelling in college away from home. My family loves and supports me and my friends are truly the bomb.

I am also thankful for you. Yes YOU!! You didn’t have to stop by my little piece of the internet but you did and for that I say THANK YOU. To put some action behind my words I am doing a giveaway. For anyone that signs up for the blog (enter your email address under the Follow Blog via Email box) you will be entered to win a $50 Target gift card and a box of Merci chocolates. If you have already signed up (via email), then you will automatically be entered. Just a small token of my appreciation for you.

What are you thankful for?

Beewisdom-Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone. -Gertrude Stein

An Attitude of Gratitude

Hello Honeybees,

Gratitude Pic

Have you ever had one of those days where you felt like the world was against you?  Where you felt like nothing could go right? 

Yeah, I know I’ve had them too. 

But I have decided that instead of looking at how bad things might be or could be, I look at how good things ARE. 

You see I have adopted an ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE.

 This is how it works for me:

I wake up every morning in a bed in my bedroom in my house, I have shelter

I turn on the TV and make a pot of coffee, I have utilities (cable is an extra bonus)

I wake up my boys for school and they get up without a fuss. Now that’s truly gratitude!

I cook breakfast for my boys, we have food

I drive them to school, we have transportation

I go to a job that I love, I have income

I’m able to pick my boys up from school, I have flexibility

I could go on and on but you get the picture 

No, everything is not perfect but I choose to see the things that are and for that  I AM GRATEFUL!!

Belinda Bee pic

What are you grateful for?  Let me know!

Beewisdom – “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle