Monday, 20 February 2012

House Plants

I'm not great with house plants and manage to neglect and kill most of them.
Last fall I bought the sweetest little purple plant (it has a special meaning to me) so I was motivated to nurture it and keep it alive all winter. I set it on the kitchen windowsill, all the little flowers eventually died, but I watered it whenever the soil was dry and pruned off the dead leaves. A couple of weeks ago I noticed a very tiny flower bud and then another. The buds blossomed into beautiful purple flowers again.
It got me thinking that consistency is what kept the little plant alive. A little bit of water and pruning every so often but done consistently. It's exactly the same had I killed it. Neglect, inaction, a little everyday done consistently - kills.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Watch Yourself Ride

Next time you teach, have your class visualize themselves as a bird watching themselves ride by.
As a bird, you notice how fluid this rider is, rotating the pedals smoothly and efficiently.
How relaxed this rider appears to be on the bike, as he glides past.

As a bird you might flutter to the next tree further down the road or further up the hill because this rider looks so happy, radiating joy, you just can't take your eyes off her.