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Daily Archives: October 1st, 2013


Note: I wrote this back in early August and am just now getting around to posting it. Granted, gardening season is over here, and is close to an end in other places, but read on. 🙂

One of life’s little lessons.

When we were out weeding the garden before Dad’s memorial, I was reminded of how important it is to weed our gardens daily. Not only our vegetable gardens but our life gardens. Weeds are those things that spring up and choke out the good plants. Good plants can be relationships, habits, thoughts… Weeds can be taking others for granted, ignoring needs of those you love, being self-centered and/or thoughtless. Or simply inattentive. Letting those weeds grow can be disastrous. At first they seem harmless, just a little sprout with a couple of leaves, when you think to yourself “I’ll worry about those tomorrow”. Then tomorrow and the next day, and the next pass, and then you have a weed that’s larger than your plant. Soon the weed is rooted around your plant and choking the life out of it. By then, if you pull the weed, you’ll also pull up your plant. Either way, your plant suffers, or perhaps even dies.

It’s just like cleaning the house. If you don’t do it daily, it piles up on you and then you can’t seem to dig out of the mess! Or the laundry, every mother knows how fast Mount Washmore can spring up! It’s better to do a little every day instead of trying to do a lot all at once!

Remember to weed your garden today.

Tell that special someone how important they are to you.

Hug your kids.

Kiss your mother.

Call a friend.