While our selected seeds are sprouting indoors (see Monday’s post), it is time to prepare the soil outside. Time to fire up the rototiller or pick up a shovel.
It’s time to turn the ground over. To break up the big chunks. To stir organic material into the natural clay. To loosen the dirt so that future plant roots have room to grow and that air and water can circulate.
My life sometimes needs the same upheaval. Otherwise I risk becoming hard and the new growth I desire is stunted.
So how do I till my life?Through change. By trying a new routine or adopting a fresh outlook on an old habit. I shake things up again, even if only for a season. Read a book by a new author. Turn the dial to a new radio station. Take a different route home. Try a new recipe or restaurant. Explore a different genre of writing.