The Plants in the Sink and a Marriage Retreat

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE ACTIVITIES that goes on here that nobody else sees, the plants gathered together at the kitchen sink, brought from all corners of the house.  They always seem to look healthy enough without effort, but there is this intentional tending, the every-now-and-again 15 minutes of looking-over, trimming and feeding. A small slice of time.

I think they are happiest here, close to water and light, but it’s impractical for them to remain.

Living things benefit from on-purpose attention.
We’re off to a marriage retreat this weekend. Same basic idea.

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking and talking about leadership, writing, ESL for refugees, faith, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. My work has appeared in Moody Magazine, Leadership Journal, Guideposts, Upper Room and many other publications. I lead workshops in personal experience writing and accept speaking engagements as schedule permits. I also listen.
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3 Responses to The Plants in the Sink and a Marriage Retreat

  1. Belinda says:

    Such a thought provoking analogy and how very true. A good point, finely put, with a minimum of words and a wealth of wisdom!


  2. juliana says:



  3. Brenda Remis says:

    Love the plants and the analogy🙂


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