I have often been criticized for being too nice or too optimistic. I have been challenged by people who say that I am not being realistic, but I disagree. I know things are not perfect all of the time, but they are not bad all of the time either.
One of my new pastimes is taking care of plants. I have a myriad of houseplants and am now working on establishing some outside as well. I love watering them, repotting them, pruning and cleaning them. I have done hours of research on the care of my new personal jungle. I find the entire affair quite revolutionary. Especially in terms of my own personal growth. One can relate much of what I have learned about plants to one’s own life.
Life needs to be lived and nurtured. We need to take care of our lives and work toward growth. Not all growth is easy. Sometimes you must be uprooted and transplanted to new soil in order to flourish. Often you have to evaluate an environment to make sure it is well suited to your growth and development. Sometimes you may only need to make minor adjustments, and other times you may need to do things completely differently. There are times when we must reduce in order to make way for the new. We may also, on occasion, have the opportunity to take a little part of ourselves and give it away to create something new and fresh. With all these changes, we must allow for some trial and error. No thing is perfect.