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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Plant Your Own Garden

Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers, why not plant your own garden?

These thought-provoking and inspiring words, from an anonymous source, made me lean back in my early morning hunched-over-the-laptop-position with that amazing café con leche at my side to ask myself how much of planting we really do. Our own gardens --- metaphor for ourselves is my take of this --- means turning the soil, placing the seeds or plantlings into it, covering them (or their roots) carefully, watering, fertilizing, weeding and ensuring they get enough light, but not too much.

When we want approbation, when we want admiration, when we want kudos from others, when we want to hear words of love, compassion, forgiveness or gratitude, when we want tenderness, consideration and kindness, we might take a lesson from our anonymous source and plant our own garden by offering all that we wish for from out there to others.

How often do you utter words of love? Of admiration? Of kindness? By planting them out there, seeds will fall, and soon you will have your own garden of breath-taking blossoms.

Photo Credit: Francesco Marino

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