Years ago, we lived on the Gulf Coast and back then, it was hard to find many organic products in Mississippi. I decided to experiment with some organic fertilizer for our lawn and ordered a bag on the internet.
One beautiful spring day I was excited to try it out and while I was waiting for my helper Faye to arrive, I opened every window in our house to let the fresh air in. We put the fertilizer down so I hopped in the shower and went about the rest of my day. Later that evening my boyfriend came home and the first thing he said to me What is that awful smell? It must have been pretty bad because he went around and shut all our windows and when I asked what it smelled like he laughed and said It smells like the elephant tent at the circus! Thankfully, we had a week of rain after that so the odor disappeared, and a few weeks later, our grass was incredibly lush and green, and all our neighbors wondered what we used to make it look so healthy and grow so fast.
I often think about that fertilizer experience because it is a great reminder that the crappy, stinky things in life are what make the best fertilizer! Many of us are experiencing some mighty crappy, and stinky moments right now, but I wonder what they could be fertilizing inside of us?
I’ve always loved the word Delight! To me it means “of the light” and with all the darkness and fear in the world today, I wanted to create a place where we can gather together, restore our connection to the light and help one another to Delight The World with love, kindness, gentleness, beauty, compassion and grace. —Amy Rose, LCSW