Today was filled with Mother Nature’s gifts. I’m super tired as I write or I’d tell you more about this Green Healing Day. Sometimes, these awesome days wear me out, but my spirit is always very much alive after going to the gardens.
Not so good is that I was bitten by more ticks. Some people might question my intelligence. I live with chronic pain and fatigue, as a result of tick-borne infections. Maybe I should find another interest besides Nature. I’m getting a little tired of the ticks, but I love being outdoors and gardening.
In one way I look at it, there are lessons for me to learn. I could be more diligent about the type of clothes I wear, as well as changing them as soon as I can after being outdoors. I could pay closer attention to some things.
For example, I spilled water on the counter top while filling the container. to water some small plants today. I did it several times in a row. I had let my mind and the many thoughts swirling around in my head have all my attention.
The Horticulture Therapist just happened to be there today. She helped me water the gardens, and noticed when I spilled the water. She’s very nice, and so I tole her that I knew I needed to pay better attention.
“That’s how accidents happen,” she remarked in her gentle and kind way. I recalled falling on my bicycle in 2009. I could have prevented that ‘accident’ I thought to myself. It’s true.
Sometimes if I have so many thoughts in my head at once, I focus on my breathing. I don’t try to control it, but I watch it. I also count backwards, while watching my breath. I watch it as I breathe in, and then as I breathe out. It’s a simple and easy technique. This is a way to bring attention back to the moment. It helps to quiet a racing mind.
Signing off today, as I head towards the Great Blue Mountains in our state. I hope you too will have your own Green Healing moments.
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