I delight in being surrounded by plants, animals and things I'm making It's more than just a happy things, it seems to be a necessary thing for me. Science is finally catching up with what I've know since I was a kid -- it's a nurturing, life giving phenomenon to be surrounded by things that are growing and being created.
When I was growing up, we lived across from a corn field that was sometimes a goldenrod field. It was huge news when just a couple miles away and sprawling mall was to be built. Everyone of every age was talking about this turn of events. There was community excitement at all fronts.
Sears opened first and my mom took me along with another friend to shop for at least an hour. It had to have been when I was in 4th or 5th grade. Of course, we felt very grown-up exploring this brand new Mecca of consumerism. It was all very interesting and I'm sure we looked at everything but the tools and lawn mowers.
There were two places I wanted to spend my time. In future trips, I would be spending a great deal of my allowance in the houseplant department and the yarn department. Over 45 years later and I'm still spending my money on houseplants and yarn.
We all need to know what keeps us grounded, feeds us, give us a sense of peace and pushes us to grow. All thanks to mom for taking me shopping at Sears.