Wednesday, June 13, 2012
When I walk, I think, I observe, I reflect, and sometimes I just get lost in the walk. When I go to the arboretum, I do all of those things. It is a fairly small place that once was a plantation. It is now owned by the city but not that many people know about it so you can go there and be all by yourself in what to me seems to be a very magical place. Last week I shared the arboretum with a friend and we both really enjoyed the visit and our walk.
Every time I visit, I am struck by what a person or persons can accomplish with a dream and a vision. The gardens were developed by two men who created a special place that many can now enjoy. Their creativity and work now gives others a place to go, to think, to dream, and to create.
After my visit this week, I started working again on my small sanctuary in my backyard. I am always recreating it to fit my mood and my vision. It is a place where I go to start the day with a cup of coffee, or take a break with a good book, or end the day just looking at the stars. It's not big. Instead of a pond, I have a small tabletop fountain. Instead of massive amounts of flowers, I have flowers in pots strategically placed so I can see them. It's manageable for me and I love it. My next step is to add some of my paintings to it and see how that looks. It would be a great place to go to paint or write.
I hope that if you have a vision or a dream that you will take the small steps necessary to make it come true. I have learned how important it is to celebrate the small steps that often lead to the completion of a big dream. I hope that you will too!
Posted by Ginny at 2:40 PM