April Showers Bring May Flowers

“April Showers bring May Flowers.”  What kinds of flowers are you growing in your garden?

That phrase about April showers and May flowers always gets me so excited about spring and it reminds me that I have a lot to look forward to.

I think this phrase has a lot of symbolism outside of the obvious rain and flowers.  It is a reminder that it takes planning, time, and effort to plant the seeds.  Then we must water those seeds and when the seedlings begin to sprout continue to provide them with water, light, and care.  Once you have a plant the work is not done.  You fertilize and protect it from harm by weeding.  There is a lot of work that takes place in the early spring that accompanies those “April Showers.”

Then in May we can see the result of our efforts with those beautiful May Flowers.

Remember that the flowers will not grow unless you plant them.  The best part of all this is that we can apply these concepts to our own lives.

  1. Plant Your Seeds -Think about your ideas and goals then write your goals down.

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2.  Tend to your seeds and water them – Once you have established your goals (seeds) write them down.  Then create a plan to reach those goals.  Remember that little life changes go a long ways.

3.  Watch Your Garden Grow – After some time, effort, and consistency; you will begin to see the fruits of your labor.  I know that I get so much peace and satisfaction from this part of the journey.  It reminds me that all the work is worth-it!

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4.  Repeat steps 1 – 3 – Suzuki once said that “The secret of the arts is to Always be a beginner.”  I think that can apply to all aspects of our lives.  Always be open to learning and approach things like a beginner -full of wonder, interest, and a desire to learn more.  Keep on planting those seeds and watch your garden grow.

Often times some seeds will not sprout.  Do not be discouraged by the seeds that don’t grow.  Instead plant some new seeds and try again in a different way.

What will you grow in your garden this year?  Comment below to share I would love to hear about your goals!

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

Alana Xoxoxo

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