Saturday, March 5, 2011

Living a Succulent Life.

“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” Chinese Proverb


I absolutely love this picture of succulents that I found on Dropped Stitches blog.  Succulents are some of my favorite plants!

A few facts about succulents we might take a few lessons from:

1) Succulents are built to survive in tough conditions.
2) They need water, so they absorb it as often as it is available to them.
3) During times of drought, the succulent draws upon its water reserves.
4) Despite the stress of extreme conditions, the succulents actually thrive and become even more brilliant in conditions that make other plants wither and die.

YOU are also built to survive tough conditions, but you need to make sure that you are taking good care of yourself -nurturing your body and soul and getting your physical, emotional, mental, volitional, spiritual and social self care needs met with some regularity. Taking small steps each day to build your reserves will prepare you to be more brilliant and contribute better when you find yourself in a trying moment with your children or situations that call for your superwoman strength.


Erin Wallace said...

This is a great post! I didn't know that drought led to some of the brilliance of succulents, I just thought that that's the way they always looked! You learn something new every day. I love them so much, too

Jill said...

I love the post too- great angle!

You can never have too much water (except right here right now in tropical Cairns where it is bucketing rain!!)

I am a new follower from the blog hop, please drop over to our blog when you have a minute.

Self Care Girl said...

Thank you for sharing the picture first, Erin!

And Jill, thank you for stopping by- I will be right over to check out your blog!

Lisalulu said...

love this, may I quote you? I'm talking about succulents tomorrow 3/24. what a beautiful blog!

Self Care Girl said...


You certainly may quote me. Thank you for asking. I only request that you provide proper reference so people know that it is my material and please give me a heads up so I can refer people back to you!

Take Good Care!