Rain, Rain, Rain…. it makes the garden grow. We have had some really crazy weather here in Oregon, it seemed like it would never clear so I could mow the lawn. A few months later…. and I was the proud owner of “The Garden of Weedin”, some if it over 3 ft tall. I never lost hope though, just like everything in our lives we need to keep hope.
Finally over the weekend the air had cleared, the sun was out and things where starting to dry out, things where looking good. It took hours of work, running the weed eater knocking the tall stuff down. I never lost faith, just kept whittling away, as I see working in my yard as therapy. Wonderful glorious therapy and in the end you have something very wonderful to look at and enjoy.
With the mowing finally done and the weed eater working it’s magic, I realize that the weeds sort of represent things that happen in my life. There are some very troublesome weeds, that just creep in and out and it is really hard to get rid of them. Like some of the past experiences and people in life and how they still have an impact on our lives. There are weeds that are bothersome, but you can pull them out and clean things up and move on. Weeds can help feed the critters and creatures in our yards and there are even some to harvested for food and have healing properties.
The returning weeds show me that we compete against our own potential every day. Most of us fall short of what we are capable of doing or being. I believe that no matter what job you hold, what industry you work in, or where you live, every morning you wake up with a clean slate and no weeds in your garden.
Just go out and explore your “Garden of Weedin” and see how you can clean your slate. You can make your life and your dreams anything you choose it to be. Keeping your faith will help keep up the hope for good things. Your Possibilities Are Endless!
~Oregon Smiles with Franny, On The Road Less Traveled
Photography by Tracy Louise Photography