Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Cultivating Fertile Ground in Mind, Body and Relationships

We were treated to a light New Year's Eve snow yesterday, one that left a beautiful coating over the garden and a house full of smiles as we enjoyed a small family gathering for the holiday.

Our tradition, as with many other families, is to recite our resolutions for the new year. Last night, I said I was going to learn more in the new year. This morning, I choose to expand on that notion and focus not only on my mind, for that seems too narrow. I will focus on a personal trinity of goals: improving my mind, body and relationships with others. I will treat this trinity as fertile ground, to be cultivated and shown the utmost respect in 2013 -- with a resolve that fills life with purpose and a lasting connection with the world.

Happy New Year to all of you who join me here at From the Soil! Please continue on for a wintry New Year's Day walk through my garden.


  1. I love this post, Christopher! Thanks for the quiet virtual walk through your beautiful garden.

  2. Oops. The above comment is from me. Happy new year!