Faithful Forty: Day 39

I know it’s in there somewhere

Little Nia knows… You just gotta keep looking.

The irony is, it’s right in front of my face: my eyeglasses, my sunglasses, my wallet, my keys; but I don’t have the luxury of looking in my slippers!

What about the really important stuff?

In the last two days, as I near my fortieth day of celebrating and observing lent 2021, I’ve noticed a plethora of emotions: from deep contemplation, to light, and fun stuff.

Today, Nia reminds me, that my life does have deep and spiritual richness, but also, a light, funny and child-like innocence. Thank you little Nia, for reminding me: some days it’s really about letting loose, laughing, and looking for missing objects in my slippers!

Many blessings – Sandi, Nia, Benji, Azra, Missy, and Gandy, to name a few🙏🏼.

Faithful Forty: Lenten Poetry

Lent 2021 Poetry

The falling leaves

have drifted gently in

the breeze

Mixing with the earth

the ground fertile

mixing with air

Becoming one with

the sun

and being dipped into soft

burning embers

a spring filled with light

and in all I can delight

Why then, does my heart tear?

A look around,

my empathy flares

a look around,

beauty surrounds

Where too then shall my

Thoughts go,

If not with you in the end?

©Sandi Martinez

Faithful Forty: Day 33

Hyacinths

My mom and I went plant-shopping today… I’m so looking forward to planting these beauties. I also bought a rose bundle. Soon, it will sprout beautiful and vibrant petals; proof that spring is here.

Very rarely do I intentionally shop for plants and flowers. I just felt inspired and couldn’t ignore the warming and gorgeous days as of late out here in northern New Mexico. Who could?!

I like planting bulbous plants because they’re perennial – in this case, hyacinths. They bloom once every year, and it’s great to have something to look forward to. I’m not a plant pro, but I like getting my hands dirty, and seeing the results right before my eyes!

I am looking forward to updating my handiwork, but in the meantime, what are you going to plant this spring? Can be literal or figurative…

Happy planting! Many blessings, Sandi.