Irrigate was my OLW for 2013.
So, I watered my soul
with infrequent success.
I planted seeds of learning
that grew as my students’ English improved.
I made new friends
who in turn irrigated my soul
deep down where it was dry.
I irrigated my plants
both inside and outside.
I watched them grow and multiply.
I started to irrigate my body
by watching my input and decreasing
On some days my steps increased and on others
I needed fresh water in order to irrigate.
I irrigated my mind by ordering professional books.
Some have sticky notes on many pages
others are waiting to look a bit more used.
I shared ideas with colleagues.
Some thanked me for new ideas
and others where too busy to listen.
I wrote and read when my students did.
I gave them an example of a reader and a writer.
We even blogged in March as a class.
I said goodbye to my daughter
who left for overseas.
I adjusted to an empty house
that is only filled with my noise.
I have missed her terribly,
but I know God is now irrigating her soul.
I learned to irrigate my mind, body and soul
by being with others who feed
my spirit, my mind and my body.
So THANK YOU for irrigating me
by reading my blog and leaving a comment!
Your encouragement and kind words
have sustained me this year through many rough patches!
THANK YOU, my reader, for many wonderful ideas
that I have gathered while reading your blog.
My life would not be as rich as it is
without this blogging community!
Irrigate is saying goodbye as the OLW for 2013.
OLW for 2014 has not visited me yet.