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Smiles In The Garden; Little Boys Make My Day

Posted Dec 02 2008 9:26pm

Yesterday was a rough day - one of those insane days that takes you by the heal and drags you behind a horse for eight hours.

Still, there were two brilliant and shining moments that made me feel incredible on a day that was anything but -

#1 - While rushing through the garden I looked down and noticed this incredible picture of nature - my Sum & Substance Hosta and Asters dancing together in the breeze - a smile just waiting to happen.

Hosta and Aster Fall 08

#2 - Yesterday was story-time at my second graders elementary class. I go regularly to read to the kids to help the teachers out and contribute to my daughter's class. We've been in middle of the intellectually stimulating read, "Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle."

While almost ready to start, I was surprised by a cute little boy who stood up and said loudly, "HEY!"

I smiled and responded, "yeessss?"

He continued, "YOU ROCK!"

I smile at him. There's a chorus of "Yeah's" from the crowd and then he says, "No really - YOU ROCK!!!"

"Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle" was the best read ever yesterday - it made my day to think I had touched these kids by being kind to them. They "got" it. Taking time for them makes my day and theirs.

Do you see a pattern here? Both things that made me feel the best in my day is what "Gardening Nude" is all about - being in nature and building community.

You can feel great too - go out and touch your community. They will reward you in unexpected ways. Strip away the toxic living and do good for nature and the community and you will feel wonderful!

Shawna Coronado says Get Healthy! Get Green! Get Community! or The Blog -

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