Amateur Gardening Back Issue June 28, 2014 (Digital)
Every week, Amateur Gardening is the first choice for both beginners and knowledgeable gardeners looking for advice and easy-to-follow practical features on growing flowers, trees, shrubs as well as fruit and vegetables. Be inspired, by our beautifully illustrated features covering plant and flower groups, both home grown and exotic, and take a sneak peek into some of the most beautiful private gardens around the country. Plus, every week we feature expert opinion and tips from some of gardeningIt is not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters." Quote by - Epictetus, the 1st Century Greek Philosopher Courage is daring to be brave and bold while staying at home. Since your life at home has changed dramatically, how often do you question your thoughts, your actions, or your motives to do something different? When you don't exercise the ability to test yourself, you may lose not only your confidence, but more importantly you may lose the ability to make necessary decisions. Know yourself and how it affects your family, relatives and friends. Not many people experience life the way they wish it to be. As such, if things don't work out the way you want, don't find someone else to blame. Courage is knowing what you want, then finding out what you need to do to make it happen. Ask yourself questions about your decorating skills. Then compare your ideas of what you wish to change, to what your budget is for making any changes. After all, having a home filled with items that give you contentment or joy, requires you to know yourself and what seems best for you. If you wish to redecorate your home during these times of stress and worry, courage is most important. Now you must learn to deal with the challenges that have now happened without it being anyone's fault. When working through this new challenge, find your inner strength. Challenges give you a good tool for redecorating your home with self-confidence and a new sense of self-worth. You and the home you live in are important. If you wish to redecorate, don't let negative thoughts get in the way of your progress in doing just that. There's something inside each of us that fuels our motivation, our passion, and our reason to live as best we can. Keep encouraging yourself to take the necessary steps to boost your confidence. That is important. That is what's needed now. Make a list of what you wish to redecorate. Do you need new storage shelves? Do you wish to highlight one room by including a set of hanging candle sconces? What about adding a decorative mirror or wall clock? Any number of new home décor items will serve your cravings and fulfill your redecorating challenges. And while in the midst of redecorating, practice peaceful thinking. With a dash of confidence and a good measure of gratitude, you will then be working on filling your life with courage. Remember, you are important, and all others are equally as important. Author Bio An online entrepreneur in the home decor retail field. A love of presenting and offering all unique, elegant and tasteful designs that show off the rooms in your home to look their best. Gerri's skills and passions include being creative, writing about and sharing her design choices with like minded consumers. It's always fun to help others add interesting ideas in wall art, mirrors, hanging sculptures, planters, sconces, and more to their home decor.