It’s the start of a short work-week, which always makes one a tad off-kilter for getting back on track. And as I start my morning, with my coffee in hand and a quick review of the news, by force of habit (by my mother’s teaching) I always breeze through the obituaries. So what does this have to do with gardening?
Well, it’s not always easy finding the connection but I do think those who garden achieve a stillness that helps them handle adversity. No one is sheltered from illness or tragedy and it is your inner spirit that carries you through the difficult times. It was just this morning, a young man’s obituary read, “Aaron died Saturday…after a courageous 18 month battle with pancreatic cancer…He was an amazing chef and superior gardener, annually harvesting his crops from his "Green Acres" farm.” So as we scurry back to our desks and worry about the little things that don’t really matter too much in life, like a traffic back-up or any small annoyance that is simply that, remember the inspirational gardening thought of the day by Leslie Grimutter. “My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass.”
Two border collies not running? Rarity. Enjoy the rest of the week.
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