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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Forming symbiotic relationships


Tending the garden of the heart - Day 56

We've come to learn that some vegetables form a symbiotic relationship when planted in the same area of the garden. Each has their uniqueness that contributes to the survival of the other. The reverse is true; unique differences when grown together could inhibit the growth or taste of another vegetable.

Cucumbers grow well with corn because they require the same soil conditions and water. Because cucumbers grow on vines, they are good anchors for corn and repel ants.

As a flower with its abilities to repel insects, Marigold is planted in the garden for vegetable bug protection.

Pole beans and Dill stunts the growth of carrots.

There are people with whom you've formed a symbiotic relationship. Your strengths support and protect each other and they are the ones that will promote your growth, whether its business or personal success or enhancement.

On the other hand, there are others who simply tear you down and prohibit you from living your full potential. The wise gardener knows to separate these inhibitors and place them where their strengths are needed.

The people who are not adding value to you may be needed to add strength to someone else but you must disassociate from them if you desire to be the best that you were designed to be. In order for you to reach maximum growth potential and produce the most succulent fruit flavour through your gifts, you must align yourself with those who support and enhance you and with those with whom you may share your gifts.

Consider the friends you're associated with and ask the question, "Are they uplifting me or are they draining the sweetness of my fruit?" When you've analyzed and answered the question, you'll know the next step to be taken. You are the wise gardener in your life.

2 comments:

  1. Enjoyed your post! So true and thought provoking.

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  2. Thanks, Evelyn. If there are other topic/subject ideas you'd like to see discussed, feel free to let me know.

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