Growing your limes, growing yourself

Like many, I wake up and think – I don’t know what to do, I’m not sure I want to get out of bed today. I feel sad, sometimes lonely, I wallow a little in my feelings and then I think, come on Violet, you’ve got this, you’re okay, get up. 

And I get up.  

And I feel a billion times better as soon as I’m up.

I’m one of the lucky ones.  A lovely house, garden, Zoom, god bless Zoom, the internet, friends, dogs, a thousand bees, my vegetable garden, an orange tree and a beautiful lime tree.  And I know how bad it is out there in the poor areas, or I don’t really know because I’ve only ever driven past the townships, or done a ‘fabulous walking tour of the townships’ or a ‘a visit the orphanage tour,’ seen media pics or watched the news, but I think I get how bad it is out there.

And I am worried for everyone.

Not everybody has choices, but I do. And I can choose wisely.

I saw a helpful Venn diagram, the one featured above.

There’s a Fear Zone. 

A Learning Zone. 

And a Growth Zone. 

I’m aiming for the Growth Zone. It’s not always easy and of course I go between all the zones. Sometimes I panic. I have been known to buy a few extra rolls of loo paper. I have been known to be a tad judgemental. And I have been known to pop a little extra pill or two.

But as times goes by, and I work at it, I am feeling a little more okay. Still scared, but okay.

I hope that I’m heading to the Growth Zone. I hope that I am going to emerge out of this differently.

Kinder. More compassionate. More empathetic.

I’m hoping for growth.

Not just for my orange and lime trees.

But for me.

For all of us.

 

5 thoughts on “Growing your limes, growing yourself

  1. I get this. Sending you so much love. We have to take all this manure and turn it into food for growth xxx

    Take care dear friend xxx

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    From: violetonlineisonline Reply-To: violetonlineisonline Date: Thursday, 02 April 2020 at 1:31 PM To: Subject: [New post] Growing your limes, growing yourself

    violetonlineisonline posted: “Like many, I wake up and think – I don’t know what to do, I’m not sure I want to get out of bed today. I feel sad, sometime lonely, I wallow a little in my feelings and then I think come on Violet, you’ve got this, you’re okay, get up. And I get up. “

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  2. You know that chart on your post says it all. I see people here in WordPress and friends in my life
    that are losing their grip. They spend too many hours with the news, meanwhile the media is feeding this frenzy of fear.

    If everyone takes the proper precautions and stays home, this will end.
    But i see people freaking out over something as simnple as staying home.

    Sigh. That was my rant for the day.
    Sorry to unload here.

    Please, be safe. Thank you for this post.

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