We have this lucky bamboo plant. We bought it to bring us luck in the area of our finances. I kept in David's office, where the bills are paid, hoping that with this plant in our corner, things would stay on the right track.
Well, recently, the bamboo has been looking really poorly, kind of like our financial situation. Yellow leaves, yellow stems, dying pieces in the circles of stalks. I think I over watered it. I have kind of neglected my indoor plants a little this summer. Whatever, the lucky bamboo was in grave danger of becoming the dead bamboo.
So this morning, I took the whole thing apart...took off all the dead (and as I discovered rotten) stems and leaves and put the survivors into a new container. I need rocks to hold the stems straight, so I took out my pail of rinsed sea rocks that I use for my Rock My World Rocks. As I was positioning the rocks, I noticed that one of them had a world written on it. It was one of my rejects that had gotten tossed back in the pail because of messy hand writing.
The rock said "new beginnings". How cool is that ? And how synchronized with our lives right now, and the end of the summer and the beginning of the new fall cycle, etc...
My message from all of this ? Got some areas of your life that need some tending ? Getting rid of dead wood and excess, giving things a new perceptive and creating a new jumping off point, well that is just plain good...for growing your garden or for growing in your life... Here's to creating our own lucky new beginnings...
Our "new beginnings" lucky bamboo in my studio window, in my grandmother's crystal ice bucket, with a picture of me when I was 6 years old, holding play money...now how's that for an altar to some good change !
Hope your week is off to a good new beginning !