Let me tell you a little story of how a houseplant helped me cultivate a thriving mindset. About 5 years ago, my husband bought me a plant for my desk. Up to that date, I had killed every plant I’d ever bought in a matter of hours sometimes.
There was a story at play in my life that I couldn’t keep a plant alive and I was ready to bust that B wide open. Around that time, I also had this sneaking suspicion that if I could keep the plant alive, I’d get pregnant.
Anyway, I almost killed the plant! It was on its deathbed when I brought it home from work and put it in my kitchen window. It was there that I was able to nurse it back to health.
Once it got better, it really started thriving. I had to propagate it and spread its glorious beauty around… and yes, I also got pregnant during that time!!!
That plant and its children now make up about 35% of the plants in my house. As my confidence grew with plants, I started to buy different species (I even planted an herb garden in my kitchen window this spring!).
I’ve noticed though, that I have some plants not doing as hot as the other ones. I have flowering plants that never flower and some plants honestly just look like shit!
I find myself focusing so much on these plants that aren’t doing what I want them to do. And I’ve been seeing how that BS plays out in other areas of my life too. It’s the stories we tell ourselves that get in our way!
So recently, I’ve decided to change what I have the energy for around my houseplants…and that’s that they better all be thriving. I only have energy for houseplants that are thriving!
If that means that some of my plants die off so I can make room for more, so be it. Because in this life, we are meant to thrive.
Relationships, careers, businesses, bank accounts, and houseplants are all meant to be thriving. And I know that how I do one thing is how I do everything so I can’t wait to see where else my thriving mindset shows up.
That’s all from me, what about you? What do you want to see thriving these days? What kind of things are you available for?