Georgia is seeing a bit warmer weather this week. While I have enjoyed the cold weather (a rare treat for my Louisiana blood), I am grateful for a mini-reprieve from the temps being in the teens and 20’s. It has given all of us a chance to get outside for longer periods of time.
As Brady and I took advantage of the beautiful morning yesterday with temps in the 50’s, I took a survey of my frost-bitten yard. It is is dire need of help. Four of my terra cotta pots had cracked from the freeze and the flowers need to be re-potted into new pots. My pansies and violas are in desperate need of dead-heading. Our garden with brocolli, lettuce, onions, and radishes is completely wiped out. Even my azaleas are in need of a little extra “TLC” right now. I feel my fingers itching to get out there right now to work on these things; however, I feel other things need to take precedent right now. I know, though, that a couple of hours in my yard will do wonders for all these little yellow, orange, purple, blue, and white flowers that bring us such joy during the gray winter months. A little pruning and little extra composted dirt for nourishment is what they need!
Surveying my yard yesterday reminded me of the survey I need to take in my own life right now. I feel a bit more tired than usual. I need to ask myself: What needs to be pruned in my life right now? What needs a little extra “TLC”? What do I need to sustain my spirit in the “winter-months” in my life? I need to not only pause to survey my life right now, but I also need to make it a priority to put action to my answers.
What do you need right now to “sustain your spirit”?