December 4 – Wonder.
How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year?
For me, it has to be gardening.
I’ve written before about my new love affair with all things green, and how surprised I was to join the ranks of people prepared to be outside in all weathers, digging and weeding and watering.
There’s nothing better than planting a tiny, wizened brown seed, only to find in three months’ time that it’s a leafy plant providing food to eat. I love the fact that if you put a bulb in the earth in Winter, by Spring it will be a mass of beautiful flowers. I still find it amazing that if you prune back a bush in February, come June it will be flourishing even more than before – it defies logic in so many ways, but it’s true.
My garden is a continual source of wonder, and the more knowledge I accrue and the more time I spend learning plants’ secrets, the more wonderous it will become.