Stark reminder of winter dormancy
Visiting the Denver Botanic Gardens in the winter is a reality check for me. Gone are the colorful ground covers, the clear reflecting pools and the bold colors of flowers draping over these amazing blue pots. It is time to release last year's beauty and be comfortable in the hope created through dormancy, to let go and trust in the natural processes.
Tonight I will remember the plans I made last year, the good decisions that brought success, the falling-short decisions which meant possibilities that did not happen. I will feel and try to express gratitude for the fact that I have many options in my life where many in our global community have few--and remind myself that it is no credit to me nor fault to them that this is so.
I will embrace my own dormancy and take seriously my responsibility for encouraging and creating positive outcomes wherever possible in the coming year.