The garden is an eloquent metaphor for how we move through life ..........
Life can be seen as a garden maze, sometimes the hedges are too tall to see over or, too thick to see through, with no way of knowing what lies ahead or around the corner. There is a beginning and an end but, there is also a whole lot of middle !
We need to remove the weeds from our lives .....
..... to allow the beautiful blooms space to breathe and grow. The beauty of life can be lost amongst the mundane 'weeds' of life. Stress and negativity can sometimes take over and the beauty of life can get lost.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, be it in life or in the garden. Some people like their gardens simple, as they do their lives, others like to take risks and try to grow the difficult, non-hardy plants.
As plants need support, so do we and life is always easier when there are people in our life who are there to support and help us.
When things are dark and difficult, we must try to persevere and push through.
Giving our time and hard work, will bring it's rewards .... we reap what we sow.
Put your heart and soul into everything that you do.
Take the time to smell the roses.
Each new day brings a little sunshine ....
but, we also need the rain to flourish and grow.
We cultivate our relationships like we grow flowers and vegetables ..... flowering, growing and producing.
Both bring new life into the world .....
We find pleasure and relaxation in both .....
'To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves'.
MOHANDAS K. GANDHI
Please pop over to Marsha @ Splenderosa to see the other participants take on our subject this month.
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