Notes to myself....
This has been on our front porch for years. But the tiny, tiny white/pink buds show up every autumn. The plant doesn't require too much from me: a drink of water every week, some sunshine helps bring the flowers out of hibernation, and maybe some plant food.
I wish I was that easy to take care of. It's amazing how I let things get into my head and I wrestle with those 'things' until I'm exhausted, both mentally and physically.
Things that I've learned this year (so far)....
-Don't buy colored appliances. Stick with white. My deep-red washer and dryer have paint flaking/peeling off of them.
-Don't be cheap....just be reasonable. My refrigerator has this habit of sounding like bongo drums...I think it happens when it's about to re-chill itself. I was told it was a 'condenser' issue. I'll never shop at that store again. I will check the warranty to be sure of what I'm getting before I pay for it. It only had a 1-year warranty.
-Listen. It's better to be quiet and genuinely hear what folks say. No judgments.
-Be ready to smile...to the folks who walk by the house, and those that run or jog by the house.
-Be aware... this probably rises to the top of the list. It's not all about me. Other folks are working their stuff out, as well.
Live richly, marilyn