I’m quite proud of these peace lilies! I bought them as 99p mini plants to go in a planter and they’ve continued to grow bigger and stronger.
Lately, I’ve noticed that even though they’ve been in the same warm, bright place and getting watered regularly they’ve stopped looking so well. A closer inspection showed that their roots had outgrown their pots and were trying to escape!
It got me to thinking that we can often look for the visible signs of growth in our lives but we don’t always take the time to tend to our roots. Healthy roots are vital to healthy growth but it's easy to let their care slip. I think our roots are things like our emotional wellbeing, our relationships, our spirituality, our self care and our thinking patterns.
These are all generally hidden away and its easier to focus on the more obvious things in our lives such as achievements and busyness. The thing is, we start to get less and less healthy and our capacity starts to reduce if our roots aren’t being properly nourished.
My peace lilies are now happily replanted in bigger pots with our own matured compost from the garden. Their roots are being nourished once again and they look better for it already.
Where might your roots need a little bit of care today?