I have always had a thing for Zen Gardens… The gorgeous ones with the pristine sand, adorable bonsaï tree, stones, and the little bamboo rake to draw patterns in the sand… ❤
Unfortunately, when you have young kids, or a cat, or both, it’s not really a reasonable option!…
Still, I have been on the lookout over the years, hoping to find something that would work for my household.
As life became increasingly chaotic and stressful, and I tried to connect more with my spiritual side, I felt the need for a special “calm” spot in my bedroom. So I started thinking about the Zen Garden again, and about 6 months ago I finally had my “ha-ha moment” with a somewhat clear vision of what I wanted to do! 😀
This stands atop a bookshelf I use as my bedside table. So it is the last thing I see before turning the lights off, and the 1st thing I see when I get up. It helps me try and remember that I need to find some calm in the everyday chaos, and keep some perspective in life.
I encourage you to create your own happy peaceful place, it doesn’t take much room, and it can be pretty much anything that brings you peace, happiness, calm, or just makes you smile. Something that helps recenter you and keep you grounded. 🙂