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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Practice the Obvious

From a gardening and holiday perspective, Thanksgiving is the celebration of harvest and family. But for many people, there is an ‘empty chair’ at their holiday table. They may put on a game face but the very essence of celebration make the holidays extremely difficult.

The shortness of today’s blog is because the title says it all – practice the obvious. Just the other day, I was speaking to a friend; he tragically lost his son ten years ago this December. “You’d think that the space in between would make it easier,” he said. “It doesn’t.”

To end the blog on a lighter note, here is a short poem found on the internet, which substitutes for our inspirational thought of the day. No vaccine necessary.

“Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.”

Fill someone’s space, that empty chair with a simple flower, a smile and a kind word. I’ll see you next Monday and we’ll get back to gardening. Happy Thanksgiving.

Your smile still lights a room.
Today's blog is in memory of 1st Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones
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