This month I’ve been like the pumpkin vine I’ve nurtured from a seed.
When a seed is grown indoors, it sprouts up into a life of luxury with ample water, light, and controlled temperature. Once it’s outside it has to survive bugs and spring time extremes of frost and heat. To help the plant “harden” meaning toughen up it’s stem and roots, you set it outside for a few hours a day. Apparently I didn’t quite do that enough for my young pumpkin. It’s two main leaves have withered and yellowed but the main stem and top leaves are strong.
I had to prune myself by writing in my journal and doing my breathing. Controlling the negative thoughts and trying to find something positive each day.
Each of us will have times when a part of us will falter but if our roots and stem are strong, we’ll make it.