Why I garden

img_0330Besides the purpose of growing food and herbs, I garden for my mental health. But mostly I garden for Mama.

Early in my caregiving role, a friend told me about a study that proved the amazing effects of fresh flowers on the elderly. Researchers at Rutgers found that flowers not only improve the emotional well-being of seniors, but actually improve their memory and endurance as well. From that moment, I have always tried to make sure Mama could see beautiful blooms from her bedroom.

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was seeing her enjoy the colorful array of flowers in our garden from her window—making all my hard work worthwhile! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! And remember, kindness is everything!

Day 218 of 365. And Now Totaling 2,045 Days In A Row. Here’s the first 366 and the following 365, as well as year three, year four, and year five of #OneGoodThing Daily!

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