I’m excited to be starting a new monthly series. At the end of each month I will be sharing some of what I learned that month. Some months there may be only 1 or 2 things. Other months might be a five thousand word post. (Just kidding, I want to keep you reading here). 🙂
June has been an interesting month. June 1st marked our one year anniversary of our move from Arizona to Ohio. If you’d like to read about our move, you can find the posts under the category Moving On.
Anyway, moving on to lessons learned in June.
Have you heard about the 17-year Cicada?
- In our part of Ohio we experienced the emerging of the 17-year cicada. They began appearing towards the end of May and they are almost all dead now. (Hurrah!) They were interesting at first. A couple of weeks ago they were everywhere! And their singing noise was crazy loud! I learned from the Cicada Mania website that they do serve a purpose. Please check it out for some interesting facts about these funny looking insects. Briefly, they live underground for 17 years, then emerge, hatch, mate, die within 2 weeks of emerging. What a life!
How does my garden grow?
- I learned that I love to garden. I wanted my husband and his sister, who both have a green thumb, to fix up our flower garden. I ended up helping plant flowers and actually enjoyed it. I’ve been weeding, watering and tending to my flowers each day. It’s good exercise! It’s quiet and relaxing. Flowers are beautiful and I enjoy just sitting and looking at them.
It’s good to be a little independent
- My husband and I go just about everywhere together. And I’m thankful we do. But for the first time since we’ve lived here, I drove the 80 miles to visit my sister. Alone. It’s probably not a big deal to some. I enjoyed the drive while singing, thinking, praying. As I drove home a few days later, I anticipated where I might go next. Maybe the beach. 🙂
Worry doesn’t change a thing
- I learned to trust my Father more. I was worried about my girl having surgery last week. It’s only natural I suppose. But the lesson here was to pray, trust, find a Vet you have confidence in, (which we did) and leave it up to God for the outcome. Worry doesn’t change anything, except maybe your health, for the worse. She is doing great and was back to her normal self the day after surgery.
Simplifying life to enjoy life more
- I’m finally realizing there is no need to continue some of the record keeping I do. I’ve been on a mission to simplify my life. That includes stopping statements in the mail or printing off unnecessary records. It’s a habit that I needed to stop. I’m shredding old papers we no longer need. The challenge is to stay caught up with this.
So that’s it for June. Now it’s your turn. Please share something you have learned this month. I’d love to hear from you.
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