Another beautiful week of blooming flowers always cheers the heart! This week, the weather was absolutely perfect to tackle the
April To-Do list
Amanda sent out last week. We are super thankful to have someone pushing us along to get our chores done. She is a real slave driver ;)
And speaking of slaving away, can we ask you to do us a favor? This isn't for Scott and I. This is for our FGS team. Encourage them! Small notes, shout-outs, waves out the window. Anything that comes to your mind that would lift their spirits is always welcome. Now more than ever, we should be scattering kindness everywhere we go. And our staff is awesome.
As you think of ways to scatter kindness, here is a funny story.
A recent interaction with Doug, our Landscape Designer, is a small example of what I put up with on a weekly basis. I carry a backpack to work along with my purse. In my backpack, I have a sketchbook, colored pencils, pens, magazines, knitting needles/yarn, and a couple of books. These are the necessities when I get bored, have time or in a meeting to entertain myself to stay focused. I know, right? My mind......
One morning, I grabbed my backpack from the bottom and felt something weird, bean-like. I thought, "What in the world do I have in there that feels like that?" Secretly, I was hoping for a bag of M&M's.
To my utter dismay, I found a gallon size ziploc bag half full of decorative gravel that was about 5-6 pounds. And let me assure you, I did NOT put that in there. And with squinty eyes, I
knew who did.
I arrived at work. Doug and Jack are in the kitchen. With my hands on my hips, I ask, "Who put a bag of rocks in my backpack?" They look at each other and immediately burst out laughing. Doug says, "Uuuhhhhh, like 3 weeks ago??"
Basically, I had been carrying around a backpack of rocks along with my other items for 3 weeks. I can look at it in one of two ways; I can be really mad at him for this or I can be happy for the additional effort I made engaging my core carrying around said bag of rocks...for weeks....in the bottom of my backpack.
I will let you know in a future story what my response was. Brilliant, I tell you, brilliant.
Do you know what else is brilliant
? All things green. Preferably with colorful little faces that can be planted in the ground ... or in a hanging basket ... or in a beautiful piece of pottery ... or on your desk ... window ... garden tub ... kitchen counter ... surely you have a spot somewhere! If it is socially acceptable to carry around a small dog in your purse, would it be weird to carry a houseplant? I'm only half kidding.
Be a wild flower in the wind. Scatter kindness.