A New Start

At 56 it’s almost to hard to start over  in some arenas. Yet to be deliberate about starting anew is the very catalyst in life’s quest. So a new year, a new week a new day has all begun. and its my choose to remain in bed or go to the greenhouse.

A greenhouse is where i work and grow plants. I am stating new cuttings each day. I see the rejuvenation in the plant kingdom that lends individual strength to a new start. And i take a lesson to always pull the weeds that cloud the growth and start a new each morning. I learn the fertilizing and biology each type of plant needs to be its healthiest.

A new start in marriage is not getting tired of my spouse and finding a new one. No, its starting the love cycle over and over even when I’m irritated. To start anew is to dig deep into resources of duty and maturity, and find as it where, a new perspective of your self. It isn’t the other that needs to be new, no, its your perspective of the other that is started anew.

Starting new isn’t so much going back in life to a past time and re-living over in a different way our life. Its taking each moment, seeped in our failure and brightened by our dreams, to build a resolve to be who we believe we should be.

Start over should be better termed in life as from this day forward. I will go to the gym, i will get out of bed ever how slowly, and i will keep writing.


Perennial plant propogator for Creekhill nursery. Over 40 years of experience with lots of plants from foliage, cut flowers, seasonal potted plants, annuals and perennials. A plant geek and nerd, i am

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One comment on “A New Start
  1. Peggy Griffin says:

    Good words Brother Joel. I REALLY like the idea of finding a new perspective of one’s self. That’s what we have to do for life is ever-changing. I also like VERY MUCH that you have chosen to begin the love cycle again rather than seek a new wife. (I’m sure Melinda is happy too!) I like your perspective on life and love. Melinda is surely a blessed woman. Of course, you are a blessed man to have her as your wife. Blessings to you.
    Love, Peg

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