out of the darkness, into the light

After weeks of cold rain I was starting to worry about my potato plants. I had only covered them with a thin layer of compost and soil, yet there was still no signing of leafing out. I kept trying to console myself with thoughts like, “This isn’t as much rain as they get in Ireland.”

But deep inside, I was starting to believe they had rotted in the ground. Then this morning the sun came out and with it the first potato leaves–pushing their way up through the cold, wet earth! Joy!
What a fitting metaphor for my state of mind as well. Those of you who have been following this blog know I’ve been going through a dark time in my personal life (relationship issues etc.) Unfortunately this was another tough week in that department. But today when those tender green leaves came forth they galvanized my resolve to start consciously shifting my attitude toward happiness, regardless of external factors.

And in case the message wasn’t clear enough I also got an email that perfectly reaffirmed this. I subscribe to a daily inspirational Word for the Day from A Network for Grateful Living. This was the quote for today:

“Don’t be concerned about being disloyal to your pain by being
joyous.” —Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan.

That’s how I’m going to try and move forward from here. Looking forward to a bountiful harvest (of potatoes and more…)

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