Today, I left the house with Mica for a nice, long walk. We both needed the outing, he on 4 legs, me on 2. It had been an annoying morning. He was a bit itchy with allergies, & I was a bit agitated with current events.
We both know from our 12 years together, that walking about in nature always resets everything. So we set out to comb the trails along the water to try & change the tone of the day.
As Mica chased ducks & squirrels, I noticed out of the corner of my eye-2 straggly-looking plants that had been discarded & left for dead.
But, they weren’t. I don’t know why it upset me so much, but I couldn’t just leave them. Maybe it’s a sign of the times. All the upheaval & fear. All the negation of our better selves so apparent in the headlines.
It seemed primordially important to me that I do something. And, like most of us, although I can’t control or save everything in the world, rescuing these 2 little plants was something I could do.
I took them home, spent a good few hours pruning, fertilizing & watering them. Then I decided that since they were sister survivors, I would put them together in the same pot. For comfort & company. We all need some of that.
I woke up this morning, not sure what I might find.
Such a small gesture. Sometimes, that’s all it takes to change your perspective & make the day better. Helping someone or something, so you’re not wallowing in your own dark thoughts. Creating something of beauty that’s uniquely yours to enjoy.
Realizing that we can find hope & pleasure in the smallest, most unexpected occurrences...
Meet Venus. Isn’t she gorgeous?