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Gratitude and Growth

In the warmth of spring comes the time for planting and nurturing the seeds of life, both literal and metaphorical. Just as we sow seeds in the earth, we can sow intentions and dreams. I see a beautiful parallel between tending to a garden and tending to our own personal growth.

Plants are so diverse, each with its unique characteristics and needs. Some thrive in the sunlight, while others prefer the shade. Similarly, in life, we encounter different opportunities and challenges, each requiring an awareness to nurture their growth. Like the differences between —annuals and perennials—there are different seasons in our lives, some fleeting and others enduring.

Nurturing a garden requires dedication, patience, and commitment. Likewise, nurturing our dreams and aspirations demands perseverance and resilience. It’s a continuous process of learning, adapting, and overcoming obstacles.

The act of planting itself is a gesture of faith and hope. As we place seeds into the soil, we trust in the unseen forces of nature to bring forth life. Similarly, set intentions and pursue our goals with trust that the universe will support your journey.

There’s a certain magic in the act of gardening—a deep connection to the earth and a sense of gratitude for the abundance it provides. Whether it’s the joy of harvesting fresh vegetables or the satisfaction of seeing a flower bloom, gardening provides moments to notice nature’s generosity and grace.

In the midst of our busy lives, take some time to garden. Whether it’s planting flowers or tomatoes, or writing a list of goals or signing up for a new class, make this spring a nourishing experience.

Take a moment to reflect on the growth potential within ourselves. Just as a garden flourishes with care and attention, so too do our dreams and aspirations when nurtured with love and intention.

Plant the seeds of possibility in our gardens and in our lives with gratitude and grace, knowing that with patience and perseverance, our efforts will yield a bountiful harvest of fulfillment and joy.

During this time for growth keep cultivating gratitude for the blessings: for the sun that warms our skin, the rain that nourishes the soil, or the support of our loved ones, there’s much to be thankful for.

I am so thankful for the amazing support from my family and friends who supported Kish Kids Outside during our first fundraiser, Give DeKalb County on May 2.

It is with these seeds, we will be able to grow and serve our mission. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Family Club

Connect with us this Sunday, May 5 from 3-5 p.m. for our next free Family Club: Prairie Explorers, we will be meeting at the Prairie at Walnut Grove for a hike and seed-bomb activity. It will be a great chance to also visit the Greenhouse before hand to look at and purchase some garden plants. 🌱🍅🌻


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