I know. A pun is the lowest form of humor. But I'm a Kermit girl from way back, so I couldn't resist.
Almost every year about this time, I feel a little blue. And I think it's because, even here in the sunny South, everything is grey. Cold, wet grey. It's as if I want to feed on a crisp salad and instead I get a bowl of porridge.
I miss the Christmas tree and all the hall-decking holly. Green is my favorite color any time of year, and right now I feel deprived of it. But I had to go to Lowe's this week to pick up a couple of things, and they had lots of wonderful house plants priced $2.98 to $9.98. Hello again, green!
In the foyer where not long ago sat a bank of poinsettias:
In the corner of the living room that seemed empty without the Christmas tree:
In my favorite snuggle spot in the master bedroom:
Here's a tip: plants love any kind of light, not just sunlight. If you don't have a sunny spot for a houseplant, try tucking one under a lamp. Turn on the lamp each morning and voila! Instant spirit-lifting!
Aside from my love for green, I think I like plants so much because there are just so many life lessons tucked into them. For instance, look at this old houseplant of mine which was languishing for want of water:
And just a couple of hours later:
Deprived of nourishment, the plant appears dull and lifeless. But with just a little of what it needs, it radiates life and beauty.
Just like us.
Blessed is the man. . .whose delight is in the law of the Lord,and in His law he meditates day and night.He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,that brings forth its fruit in its season,whose leaf also shall not wither,and whatever he does shall prosper.Psalm 1:1-3
What have you done today to nourish your soul?