Do you meditate? Not exactly

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My hair stylist once asked me, “You’re always so calm and have such a good outlook on things. Do you meditate?”

Ah, I don’t. I just aspire to, like a lot of other things. Add it to the list. It’s is not to say that I don’t have other hobbies that might offer similar benefits.

I responded, “I don’t, but I pray…and I visit my garden almost every morning.”

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It’s true. I wake up thinking about the garden.

And my husband. Husband first, then the garden.

When the weather cooperates, I wait for my kids to get up and ask them if they want to go to the garden with me. The kids and I really look forward to our mornings together in that peaceful, sweet-smelling space.

I brew myself tea while the little ones search for their boots.

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We look for new sprouts. We assess damage from storms and critters. We push stakes back into the ground and fix the nets on the berry bushes.

I handle most of the weeding myself.

Not everyone views pulling weeds as a calming activity. Most people view weeding as back-breaking work that seems manageable one day but gets out of control fast.

Most people have a point.

Weeding is all of those things. I just chose to reframe it. Instead of being overwhelmed by the chore, over the years I learned to redefine weeding for myself.

Weeding is winning.

5 thoughts on “Do you meditate? Not exactly

  1. That’s cute.

    On Thu, Sep 13, 2018, 10:03 PM farmstand culture wrote:

    > farmstandculture posted: “My hair stylist once asked me, “You’re always so > calm and have such a good outlook on things. Do you meditate?” Ah, I don’t. > I just aspire to, like a lot of other things. Add it to the list. It’s is > not to say that I don’t have other hobbies that might o” >

  2. I agree with your type of meditation and it is exactly what I like to do too and find very beneficial and pleasurable. I always find something interesting or beautiful in my garden, every single morning. It is simply wonderful!

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