Xing Out Holiday eXpectations

Christmas shopping list replaces expectations with gratitude

Want to have happier holidays? Give up eXpectations. Cross them right off the list and out of your mind. Tell yourself you are going to be open and grateful for whatever comes along. Play the game of life and look for the gift. No, not the ones tied with pretty bows sitting under the tree …

Do you Expect More from Plants or People?

Some people say expectations set us up for disappointment.  But as a gardener I say, "I must have expectations for the fruits of my labor.  Otherwise, why would I plant?"  And more often than not, the final product --- of abundant produce and beautiful blooms --- far exceeds my expectations. Still, sometimes plant wilt.  Sometimes …