|Our first vintage Christmas has added immensely to the holiday feeling on our urban street.|
|Playing with more materials.|
We can use this system for people too, and performing these tasks on our own lives is commonplace whenever we hit a wall, but I want to posit that you should do it seasonally—just as you would do for your garden plants.
For we also have our own seasons for growth, and traditionally, many of us have grown during the dark winter months in unexpected ways as we plant the seeds of celebration with those we appreciate having in our lives.
|The table was set for 14 this Christmas Eve and much merriment was made.|
|First Amaryllis to rebloom. I did it! Whew!|
|The Amaryllis was much taller this year than last year.|
|My first giant floral installation.|
|My Christmas Day reading arrived in the mail on Christmas Eve.|
So this season, if you are feeling a bit alone in the Wilderness, I want to wish you the best and let you know you're not the only one. I also want to encourage you to dust off your shovel and pruners a bit and revisit what it means to be you. If you're not ready yet to move on, at least trim off what you're able to let go of and take a good hard look at your roots. Make the adjustments needed and just like a plant in your garden, return to the problem in a few months time to reconsider your options.
I did it and survived and this Christmas was one of the best I've ever had simply because I felt free to be who I really am.