A little flower blooms despite hostile conditions

Words from my six-year-old son gazing at our abandoned plants: "Mommy, we are terrible planters. Everything dies." My gardening skills are disastrous. I could take a perfectly thriving plant and kill it in days. But my hopeless optimism convinces me to plant seeds each spring. Occasional crops that sprout drive this desire: a mini watermelon; … Continue reading A little flower blooms despite hostile conditions

Invisible goal of exercising and now finally doing something about it

via Daily Prompt: Invisible Change is hard to make, and even harder to accept; even the ones that are good for you. My new year resolution did not include anything about joining a gym or working out for that matter. Wanting to get stronger physically was an invisible goal that kept nagging me with guilt, … Continue reading Invisible goal of exercising and now finally doing something about it