The miracle of life

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mg21It’s time for another ‘attitude of gratitude’ post from me.

This week I’ve been thinking about the miracle of life.

As a woman who has nurtured life inside her and has given birth to a beautiful, healthy girl I know only too well the power of nature.

Every year I feel privileged to experience this again when I sow seeds in pots of soil.

It never fails to amaze me how awesome nature is. How life just *happens* even without trying. How the blueprint for life is perfection and health.

All you do is throw a seed in a pot of good quality soil, give it light, warmth and water and that’s it. How simple is that? Nature takes care of the rest; we don’t need to keep digging up the seed to check it is growing, we don’t need to prod and poke, we don’t need to interfere, rush or offer our opinion. We just need to trust, love and nurture…

Sowing a seed, growing a baby, bringing up a child, creative projects – they all require the same things: trust, love and nurture.





What seeds in your life could do with some love, trust and nurture this week?


  1. Small Footprints on May 21, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    What a lovely post … and it’s all so true! Plants teach me a lot about life … when I trust that they know what to do and will “tell” me when they need something, they thrive. On the other hand, when I over love them (too much watering or messing with), they suffer under the attention. Nature knows it’s stuff! 🙂 Your post reminds me of another lovely event which we experienced this spring … for the first time, a pair of chickadees nested in our bird houses. I had the privilege of watching their courtship and the effort with which they prepared the nest. And then I got to see the dedication of these two small birds as they tirelessly guarded and then fed their babies. They didn’t complain about the work or run off to amuse themselves … they did what had to be done for their offspring … hour after hour. I think mankind could definitely take a page from nature’s book. Thanks, Mrs. Green … as always your posts make me reflect! 🙂

  2. Mrs Green on May 22, 2012 at 7:24 am

    @Small Footprints: Oh I love those wonderful observations of the birds and you’re right; mankind could learn alot from their dedication to their life work!

  3. [email protected] eco friendly homemaking on May 23, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I always get so excited in the Spring. It is time to plant and we look forward to the awesome harvest because of the seeds we are planting! When I put the Rosemary in the dehydrator it only takes about a day and a half for it all to be dried. It eliminates it getting dusty.

  4. Mrs Green on May 25, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    @[email protected] eco friendly homemaking: A day and a half; thanks for answering my question Alicia; I’m definitely trying that later in the year!

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