Lessons from the Garden: Keep Digging

At the farm on Monday, we harvested sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are root vegetablesIMAG5684 that grow in the ground. From the surface you only see leaves and stems, but if you dig down deep enough, you will find a sweet surprise. Harvesting sweet potatoes was both fun and exhausting. At times, I felt frustrated when the root snapped off or if I had to dig deeper to uncover the sweet potato growing in the ground. But oh the sweet satisfaction when I dug up a sweet potato!

Harvesting sweet potatoes got me thinking about life. Sometimes, we get tired of digging-especially the type of digging that requires us to go deep inside ourselves, shovel away our fears, doubts, and failures and dig deep into our inner reserve of courage and love to make life affirming choices, follow our dreams, and press on toward our highest good. It’s at times like these that we must keep digging and have faith friends because you never know what sweet treasure could be waiting for you!

Quick update: It’s been a busy week for me. I graduated from the Oahu Master Gardener class. I am officially an intern now, ready to serve the public with research based information. 🙂 I moved into a temporary new place this weekend with magnificent views I had envisioned earlier this year. And, I’m off to the Big Island later this week for a school garden conference! Have a great week friends!




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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