Saturday, May 27, 2017

What My Houseplants Taught Me

My love for having lots of plants in my house started in 2016. I always wanted to create a "positive" inspiring atmosphere in my house- and also there are so many benefits to adding indoor plants to your home!

I clearly remember how my love for plants and gardening started! My late grandfather  was the inspiration behind creating a beautiful green garden, all throughout his life. And as a kid I always loved being around them!

Sometimes, I try to just close my eyes and wander in those beautiful childhood memories.



After him, the next person who made me fall in love with the plants is- my mother. In fact all my "talents" are the gifts I have received from her. I always loved the way she cared (even today) for her tiny garden on our rooftop patio.
Seeing your plants grow is a beautiful feeling. Try it today?!

 

It's no secret (anymore) to know about the benefits of indoor plants- they aren't just the decor elements, but contribute a lot to our mental and physical health and happiness. It is going to be an year living with all of my indoor plants; and I would like to share the life lessons they have taught me:

"Bloom Where You Are Planted"


The choice to grow where we are moved in life- by choice, or involuntarily can be really tough. But these plants are such inspirations to me- when I observed them closely, I could see how difficult it was for them to grow happily  at my place; but slowly and steadily they adapted to change, and started to bloom. Sometimes we must (like the) change to grow.


Pay Attention To Your Body & Health Needs


Like our body, plants go through many changes. But any kind of  sudden changes (in our body/ in a plant) hints to  an alarming condition-that may require more care and some small tweaks to our daily routine. Very similar with my indoor plants; "Every time I saw some unusual behavior in their growth or look; I knew something wasn't right, and I paid close attention to- what I was not doing right!" In similar way, we must pay attention to our body needs and take care of our health requirements too.


Plants Take Time to Grow- We Need Ample Amount of Time To Grow Too!


Success or a fully-grown healthy plant needs time! We all do. Don't we?

By enjoying the small progress and by celebrating our tiny efforts we can realize- we are growing! Growing to reach our dreams, growing to create a life/a body/ a plant we are ought to be; or growing to be the person we want to be. "Success is the result of growing patiently and little-by-little every single day."


Let Go Everything That is Spreading Negative Energy in Your Life 

I learned from my houseplants that," anything that does not support and value you- it is better to release them from your life. Anything that does not add to your happiness and creates lots of negative energy around you, or in your life; it is okay to let them go away. Our surroundings matter, how we react to those around us, or how we are made to feel every single day definitely matters! So to keep ourselves positive and motivated all-the-time, we must focus on the (or create the) environment that is happy and healthy for us too!

"Start Small But Move To Big"

Some plants started growing in a small pot, but slowly they began to expand and spread; as they needed a bigger space to grow and to sustain their needs. When we outgrow our talents or qualities, we might need some new bigger challenges to showcase our abilities, and in order to do that; sometimes we must move to "bigger" challenges and must change organizations or places too! Growth happens when we constantly move whilst finding new opportunities for own selves.


The Infinite Power of Hope- That Helps Me To Start Over

Some days, when I thought the plant almost died and I will never get it back (I gave upon my efforts that I cared so much for!), I saw something was still growing way, way inside the pot- and gave me the hope that, " I should not give up my efforts. There's still hope that the plant can survive, and I must continue my efforts to take care of it, to take care of my dreams and my favorite "work." And I would start all over again feeling determined and motivated. "Hope's magic sparkles."

I know I am not being consistent in posting from past couples of months; but believe me, I am trying really hard, but there's so much to do and there is so little time! But I will not give up!

Thank you for still being there and for all your love and support. I always feel blessed to have you all in my life. Thank You So Much!


5 comments:

  1. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

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  2. Hi Epsita, I too have not been blogging very much lately due to some terrible physical pain, my doctor found a good prescription for me that is easing the pain... like you words here, I am taking my time to get back to where I want to me... I will be slowly getting back on track and listen to my body xox

    I hope you are doing well, have a good week xox

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  3. Great post!

    You have a nice blog!

    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know on my blog with a comment! ;oD

    Have a great day!

    xoxo Jacqueline
    www.hokis1981.com

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  4. Oh we can learn a lot about plants
    xx

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  5. I love plants too....It is so lovely how you took lessons and learned something from gardening. It is great to give meaning to every day activities. There is always depth if we look for it.

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