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“Watering Hope”

“It’s important to think about what you’re thinking about.” – Me, talking to myself

Morgan is a great event planner.  She is always thinking about what activity she can put on her calendar, and mine.  😉  We had “March Number 27” listed as planting “Big Color Flowers”.  When that seemed too far off, we changed it to “Saturday Number 14”.  On that rainy morning, after our “Saturday Breakfast” (also on the calendar), we headed to Lowe’s to pick out some flowers and “Garden Dirt”.  That afternoon, between the dropped, we planted our “Color Flowers”.

Garden 1   Garden 4

I explained that “Big” would come with water and time.  So Morgan got out her watering can later to catch what the rain may have missed.  Always thinking, always planning,… 😉

watering 2

While having lunch recently with a good friend, they made a thoughtful observation.  They said, with everything going on in my life, it must take a lot for me to keep my emotions under control.  It DOES.  As I thought about this conversation later, I was reminded of Morgan’s garden.  I’ve learned over the years, it takes a daily watering of hope to keep things in perspective for me.  When I feel the weeds of worry popping up, I have to think about what I’m thinking about, and redirect my thoughts to The Hope I know and believe.  I have a little talk with the Master Gardener every morning.  He reminds me of past seasons and events in my life that are proof of what I believe.

A little rain, a little sunshine, and Springtime will come around again.

Until Next Time,

Know The Hope!

Tammy and Morgan Vice

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2 thoughts on ““Watering Hope”

  1. elderreeve says:

    I really like this post! Especially how you focus it on thoughts! I have a favorite quote by Lao Tzu that says “Watch your thoughts, they become your words, watch your words, they become your actions, watch your actions, they become your habits, watch your habits, they become your destiny!” It all starts with thoughts

  2. Tammy, I just came across your beautiful blog and I absolutely love it! You have taken life’s curve balls and grew. I love your patience and outlook on life! Makes my thankful for my own mother… raising 6 children and among them one autistic little boy. I watched my parents, with love in their eyes, teach my older brother about life. I still don’t know how they managed:) Your post about “Watering Hope” reminds me of my favorite quote… “Look, little currant bush, I am the gardener here, and I know what I want you to be. I didn’t intend you to be a fruit tree or a shade tree. I want you to be a currant bush, and someday, little currant bush, when you are laden with fruit, you are going to say, ‘Thank you, Mr. Gardener, for loving me enough to cut me down.’” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2011/04/as-many-as-i-love-i-rebuke-and-chasten?lang=eng

    Sorry for the long comment. Thank you for your faith:)

    Love, Hannah

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