I was blessed this morning to sit outside under the sunshine among my gardens. As I was enjoying the quiet (bugs aside) of the moment my thoughts were drawn to the time and attention I had given my gardens this spring. Daily walks, gazing upon, admiring, plucking the rogue weed all topped with anticipation and excitement of what will bloom next. My thoughts were drawn to the similarities of our gardens and our relationships. The results of a well tended garden were staring at me. Lush, happy, perky with strong deep roots. Conversely, I have also seen the effects of my garden left untended. Seemingly neglected. The rich loam is covered with weeds, blooms passed lay dead and limp, perhaps wilted due to lack of food and water. Limp, lifeless and ignored. Our relationships are truley like our gardens. They need daily attention, love, care, nourishment. Left unattended, what seemed like a weed or two suddenly chokes the love, understanding, compassion and desire out of your relationship.
Challenge: Treat your relationship as well as you do your garden. Start reclaiming your sacred relationship, and get rid of the weeds.