Tending the garden of the heart - Day 61
We've spent the time over the weekend pulling out weeds that had overtaken our flower garden. Our four o'clock and poppy are growing nicely but they were being overrun by the fast pace growth of rosehip and rosebush. We knew that we needed to weed the flower garden but was so busy weeding and transplanting in the fruit and vegetable garden that the flower garden was neglected for a while.
We didn't realize how much extra weed growth there was until we began the tedious but necessary task of weeding. Actually, it didn't look like much at first. But if we want to enjoy our flower garden, we had no choice but to clear out all the unwanted growth.
Last year, we had mostly rosehip and rose bush in the garden and that was okay then. But this year, we decided to do something different; adding four o'clock and poppy and leaving a smaller and more defined area for the rosehip and rosebush, at least on that part of the flower garden.
If you're the kind of person, like anybody else with aspirations, anything goes is not your status quo. You're not going to allow any and everything to enter and inhabit your life, especially if you're trying to accomplish some worthwhile goals. Keeping watch over and constantly weeding your life's garden is definitely the step to take to keep down and eradicate unwanted growth in your life.
Once you've defined your life, like we've defined what type of flowers we desired to have in our flower garden, then making the decision to how much of the other stuff you'd like to keep becomes easier.
Now that we've cleared all the weeds, shaped out the garden, defining the area for the rosehip, the rosebush, the four o'clocks and the poppies, the flower garden gives a sense of freedom.
Take a good look at your life for signs of overgrowth and begin the tedious but necessary steps of defining and weeding your life.