Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod and Gardening- How do these 2 things fit together?

Each morning I arise and do a little ritual of meditation, exercise, and planning. It is a habit that I set up after reading the book “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod. Definitely a good read!  I spend anywhere between half an hour to an hour in the morning to plan my day and my life. It sounds like a lot of work, but it is the opposite. It is a time to free my head from everyday tasks and challenge my spirit to dream and put my intentions and ideas out into the universe. I highly recommend this practice to anyone trying to move forward positively in their lives and make changes.

There are also 4 questions that I like to ask myself in the morning to guide me through this meditation and the day and weeks ahead. This is one of the first steps to my morning miracle.

The 4 questions I ask myself during meditation are: (Deepak Chopra)

  1. Who am I?
  2. What do I want?
  3. What is my purpose?
  4. What am I grateful for? 

Typically I usually have similar answers each day but today my thoughts were on nature and gardening because as I looked out of my window, I could see the signs of spring slowly coming to life.                   New plant life struggling to break the soil and take hold after a long winter of cold and covid, and lock downs. What a great day to start the morning with signs of new life, gratitude and plans for another gardening year.

I wanted to do a sample for anyone reading this article that wishes to make a change in their lives and are not quite sure how to start. If this is something you find that you can use in your life to move forward mentally and physically please read on. As mentioned above, this is a combination of Miracle Morning and other scholars that I have followed through the years. Here are my answers as a sample.


I am a person that loves the outdoors and gardening. I love the joy it brings me being outside and watching the new plants starting to grow, pushing their tiny sprouts into the new season of spring. Even though the cold is still here, you can see the plants just ready to explode when the time is right. I believe in second chances, the opportunity to grow, and new life experiences.


I want financial freedom and time to spend in my garden growing beautiful things while feeling the warmth of the sun on my face.  I want to work with the soil in my hands and connect with mother earth. I want to spend time with my grandchildren planting vegetables and flowers and teaching them the goodness of what our earth has to offer, and how they can accomplish anything they put out to the universe. I want life balance of work and freedom to do what I love.


My purpose today is to pull people forward in life that are feeling overwhelmed and fearful of what is stopping them from moving forward in their lives. I will complete my article and share some joy. My purpose today is also to take a mental break from the crazy world around me in business. By getting out into the garden I can feel the energy around me, energizing my mind and body and preparing myself for the upcoming week. While in the garden I am working out, yet relaxing. My purpose today is to enjoy what I have with my family and enjoy the beauty of nature.


I am grateful for the opportunity of writing this article for my gardening blog. I am thankful that spring is now here. It is a time of the year when new possibilities arise. As the snow disappears in our area, I am thankful to see the new buds on the trees, the pussy willows that are opening, the perennials that are half hiding under old growth from last year that are just waiting to spring up in full size.

I am thankful for my family and my grandchildren. I love it when they pull out their garden shovels and gloves to help me in the yard. I am grateful for my kids who have also developed a love for gardening. As I write this article, I am reminded of the love my father had for gardening and who taught me along the way. He has been gone for many years now, but as soon as spring rolls around, every year I am thankful for his love and passion of gardening that he has passed down to 3 generations.

Take the time today to meditate and be thankful for the tiny miracles all around you. It is easy to get caught up in everything going wrong in the world but remember to look around and really appreciate the good things in your life. Whether you stop to enjoy a beautiful tree growing in your neighborhood, a smile from a child, or the heat of the sun shining on your face. I think most people just want love, to be happy, healthy, and financially stable in life.

Today I am thankful for all the above and our new season of Spring and growth, and my garden. What is something you are thankful for? I’d love to hear from you!

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