Monday, June 8, 2009
Life Is Like A Garden...!
Have you notices the similarity between our lives and our gardens?
I mean, when you think about it, there are a lot of things that are alike. When you start a garden, you plan it carefully. You try and keep all the aspects under control, taking into account the sudden curves thrown at you by mother nature.
You nurse the young plants in their growing stage, pulling the weeds and making sure the bugs don't get out of hand. You make sure that the plants have plenty of water, but never too much. You watch out for and do what you can to keep out the birds, and at the same time hope that the bees and the ladybugs find their way into your garden to lend a hand!
That's a lot like life! You make plans, trying to consider all the sudden, path altering things that might happen. You try and keep all your fresh plans guarded from the weeds of life, like negative influences from friends and family. You do what you can to support your plans with study and research and support groups and forums.
You try and keep the plan destroyers, like your garden's slugs and snails, from creeping in from the outside, usually in the guise of false friendship and misleading mentor ship. You do what you can to guard against the obvious attackers, just like the birds of your garden, although in life it is usually the paper tigers and negative thinking sheeple that try and discourage you and destroy your hopes and dreams.
You invite into your support circle all the like-minded individuals that can help and teach both by example and good and useful suggestions. These are your real life bees and ladybugs, lending their expertise to the fulfillment of your plans and dreams!
In your garden, your harvest is a life sustaining validation of your ability to work with nature and against the odds to succeed! In life, the fulfillment and fruition of all your hopes and dreams furnish the validation, although none is really needed.
So both in the garden and in life, work at controlling what you can, ignore your detractors and negative influences, welcome your supporters and your helpmates, and in the end you can sit back and truly enjoy the fruits of your physical and mental labors!
Now, my friends, let's get some coffee and sit on the patio for a bit...maybe we can talk about our gardens and our dreams!