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Friday, September 11, 2009

Turn adversity into a time of thanksgiving


Tending the garden of the heart - Day 114


Today, we harvested the remainder of our cucumbers and uprooted the vines. Some of the cucumbers were still young but we'd rather pick them now before the coolness gets to them further as it did with some of the small ones that began to turn yellow. The soil was turned over and a hole dug for the vines to become compost for next season.

When you begin to see progress in your life and you're faced with adversity, do the best you can with what you have and be thankful for the good times and for what you have left over. When you turn adversity into a time of thanksgiving and focus on the good that you still have in your life these adverse conditions will not be able to yank on your heart strings and keep you from moving forward.

As the seasons of your life change and adversity presents conditions that prevent you from completing what you were doing or continuing to do what you were doing, let gratitude be your mindset. Use the positive memories to prepare and nourish the soil of your heart until the danger of frost has passed and your season comes in again.

Over the winter we may use the garden area as a skating rink for the children.

Be open for creative ideas. Never rest in the valley of despair but look at every changing of the season as an opportunity for new beginnings and greater opportunities.

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