Lessons from the Farm

Today, I was back at the farm, weeding and harvesting. You can learn valuable life lessons while taking care of the land. One of  them is adaptability. The first day on the farm this is what my sneakers looked like.

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The clay-like red soils of this area of Oahu really stick your footwear. So I decided to try something different today and wore plastic bags over my flip-flops. I actually got this idea from seeing teenage boys wearing plastic bags over their expensive Jordans when it rained. And it seemed to have worked pretty well. Next time, I will wear two bags over my feet.

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Another lesson is in weeding out that which no longer serves us and is blocking us from reaching our highest good. This includes habits, relationships, work environments, and most especially, negative thought patterns. Today and Monday, I spent a lot of time weeding out nutgrass. I also spent time weeding out negative thought patterns and replacing them with positive affirmations.

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Let’s tend to our precious garden of life with loving care friends. Happy Thursday!

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About Magaly L.

Five Facts About Me: 1. I was born in El Salvador, grew up in NY, and after being in the United States for almost 33 years, I finally became a citizen in 2013. I was super excited when I voted for the first time! 2. My personal favorites: chocolate, desserts, dancing, the beach, leisure travel, reading, juicing, gardening, cooking, spending time with family, and writing. I really do love chocolate. I prefer dark chocolate, but any chocolate is better than none. I also love red velvet cupcakes from my favorite bakery in NYC, Two Little Red Hens on the Upper East Side. And I love spending time in nature. There's something so peaceful about listening to the birds or listening to the waves break, that centers me in the present moment and reminds me that Divine order is at work in my life. 3. I come from a large family and I love it! My parents, two brothers, one sister, LOTS of cousins, aunts, uncles, abuelos, and my "gotitas de amor"-my nieces and nephews. 4. I am an educator both by training and at heart. 5. I have been living with PNES (psychogenic non-epileptic seizures) since 2007. Though this condition has been life-altering and challenging to live with at times, it has also led me to a more fulfilling life, strengthening my faith and helping me have the courage to pursue my passions and chase a couple of dreams.
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