At a recent gathering here at May Dreams Gardens, those who claim residence in this humble place came up with a list of daily habits that they thought would make people happy and gardeners even happier.
It was quite the meeting with everyone talking at once, the usual suspects claiming superiority (hint, they are garden fairies) and the peace makers sitting back at the beginning to observe the proceedings before calmly stepping forward and bringing order to the disorder. (Thank you, Dr. Hortfreud and the Old Woman at the Door)
I’m amazed that after all was said and done, we ended up with the following list of proposed daily habits that we think will make people happy and gardeners even happier.
From Dr. Hortfreud… Breathe fresh air, and if you can do so while exercising outside, so much the better.
From Hortense Hoelove… Smell a flower, and if you can have some fresh flowers around you all the time wherever you are, so much the better.
From Gloriosa Vanderhort… Touch a leaf, and if you can have a plant nearby at all times, so much the better.
From The Old Woman at the Door… Sow a seed, and if you can sow seeds of kindness and helpfulness along with plants, so much the better.
From the Garden Fairies… Get your hands dirty in real dirt, and if in doing so you create a lovely garden for them to live in, so much the better.
So there you have it – a list of five daily habits that we here at May Dreams Gardens believe will make people happier and gardeners even happier.
Breathe fresh air, smell a flower, touch a leaf, sow a seed, and get your hands dirty in real dirt.
I think I’ll try it for a while and see how it goes.