I have three large hostas in my front garden. A neighbor gave them to me long ago, when she discovered that she had bought a few more than she needed. Three years ago, I posted a blog entry called Room to Grow, about moving the hostas when they grew larger than I had anticipated. Life is full of assumptions that need revising, I wrote, and such tasks are best done promptly.

Three large hostas in bloom. 

The plants have been thriving in their new location. All they needed was a little more space! Often that’s true in our own lives, too. When we feel stuck and frustrated, maybe we shouldn’t just try to get used to the annoying situation. Instead, we might do better to move things around and give ourselves more space to keep on growing!

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. Oh such wise words, Meg!!
    I do love hostas – they are such exuberant plants (if they have the space to expand, of course 🙂 )

    • Yes, although they have a short growing season compared to many other plants, they certainly do look like they enjoy every moment of it!

  2. Good advice, Meg! A new angle to look at.

  3. Throughout our lives, it is important to occasionally “prune” and “weed out” to make room for new growth and new experiences. Thank you for sharing with Nurturing Thursday! <3

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