(scroll to the bottom for tips on tulip care)
Good morning 🙂
Have any of you noticed that all my posts this week have been indoors? Well: rain. I thank God for my beautiful happy home and those belonging to my friends and family, because I truly love being in them.
I do sometimes get affected by weather, however, and I find it’s easy to sink into yourself when you’re cooped up inside. I work from home mainly when I’m not out on showings or traveling wherever my job takes me, so I spend a lot of time at my desk and in my kitchen…with myself. 🙂
So, it’s important for me (as it is really for anyone) to keep my mind bright; fill it with joy and brightness and serenity.
You know, I’m not sure how you grew up, but I grew up raised on Bible verses and in church. 🙂 It was a peaceful upbringing and one I appreciate now that I’m older and recognize the true value of family and faith: some more favorite f-words. See, there’s so many actually good ones!
You know…sometimes, growing up, you tend to feel that rules or cliche quotes or in my case Bible verses, are uncool and set you unhappily apart from your peers if you believe in them.
For instance, there’s one Bible verse that reads as follows: “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think on these things.” ~ Philippians 4:8 KJV
See something like that verse is typically used by Biblical authorities to guide their youth to stay focused on good and away from bad — but bad is so often considered more fun by kids, isn’t it! You remember.
But these days, as an adult, goodness, loveliness, purity…these things decorate good thoughts. These things are fun. These things are cool. And a Bible verse like that is cool (as are all of them if you ask me now).
And so I listen to it, and I treasure those Bible verses I grew up on. They keep my mind clean and serene and bright and full of joy. And I hope this post passes that on to you 🙂
And now for the photos….because: flowers. ❤
1) Make sure you pick your tulips young – let them blossom with you at home
2) Be sure to remove the extra leaves at the bottom of the stem so they’re not floating around in the water
3) Be sure to place your tulips in a tall enough vase to support them
4) Keep your flowers out of the sun
5) Make sure to feed them