Monday, May 18, 2009

Cultivate

Something about this time of year leads my thoughts in the direction of growth and change. Call it a spring cleaning kind of thing. It happens to be a convenient time to look back on the goals I set at the beginning of the year and evaluate how I'm doing. This year, the word I picked to focus on happens to be cultivate.
So rather than emphasize how many pounds I have or haven't lost or how many words I have or haven't written, I'm reflecting more on theme. It's pleasant how God pointed me towards a word that holds such deep significance throughout the seasons and especially at this time of year. How am I doing at cultivating peace, hope, and other positive attributes in my life?
What do you wish to cultivate in your life? What do the seeds look like? What soil does it grow best in? How do you feed and care for it?

2 comments:

Dianne Q Adams said...

I'm still enjoying your inspiring blog.

LeAnne Benfield Martin said...

I love this post! I want to cultivate more self-control and more discipline--two big areas for me. How do I cultivate it? By realizing and reminding myself that these things are more important in the long run than a piece of chocolate in the moment or putting something off until tomorrow when I should do it today.