A season of growth — Maybe not in height but rather in faith, hope, wonder and the number of plants I’ve taken under my wing. The image to the right shows just a few of the little additions to my plant family. Today, our window by the kitchen is over flowing with a diverse range of leaves and consequently, my sister and I are to blame. But hey. There’s such thing as owning too many plants.
Throughout the past few months I would argue that I’ve been growing in various ways that have equipped me with more knowledge and understanding on how to properly care for these plants. Throughout this season, I’ve learned the various ways taking care of a plant means taking care of yourself in the process. They serve as reminders and little gifts of God’s grace in so many ways. In their beautiful simplicity I’ve noticed a multitude of things we can learn from them. For instance:
- a plant has no limit when it comes to growing
- good things take time
- look to the light
- sometimes getting cut back can actually make you stronger
In times like these, being open to learning has an impact and influence when taking care of our mental health and wellbeing. I, alongside my friends over at @sanctuarymentalhealth, want to encourage you to consider what you have learned during this season. Start off by maybe asking yourself these questions: Are there any new areas of skill or knowledge you have developed? Is there any new learning that you would like to begin? While reflecting never forget that small growth is still growth — if there’s something you’ve been wanting to learn/try, take this as your sign to go for it. You got this.
I’m honoured to be collaborating with Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries. Essentially, they are a Christian non-profit that equips the Church to support mental health and wellbeing. Their resources prepare communities of faith around the world to raise awareness, reduce stigma, support mental health, and promote mental wellbeing. Find out more by visiting their page – https://www.sanctuarymentalhealth.org/ [@sanctuarymentalhealth #OurSanctuaryStories]
COOL FIND OF THE DAY:
This musical device reads the electromagnetic variations moving through a plant and translates it into music we can hear!