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We Are All Gardeners, Sadly Very Few Of Us Have A Green Thumb

This was the first year I was able to start a garden in my backyard.

I planted potatoes, onions, garlic, and some simple herbs like cilantro, basil, and oregano.

There aren’t many things more satisfying than watching your crops grow.

What I love most about gardening are the fond memories it brings to me.

My grandmother used to live in the country where she had a big garden.

I used to stay with her during the Summer.

Every day we would pick potatoes from her garden to have for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Whenever I went to my Grandma’s house I could always count on two things…

The best fried chicken and the freshest potatoes.

She used to spend all day in the garden…

I never really understood why when I was younger but I recently figured it out.

You see, since moving into my first house, I’ve finally had the space to build my own garden.

I remember shedding a few tears as I planted the first few potato seeds in the ground.

It brought back so many amazing memories that I had with my wonderful Grandma.

As my plants grew bigger, I became prouder.

Because I knew that my Grandma would never believe I did this on my own but that should would be proud of me too.

I couldn’t wait to show my mom my new garden.

I remember the first time she came over to see it…

The first thing she said was, “Boy, you better pick those weeds. They are going to kill your plants.”

“Weeds? I thought those were plants?”

She went on to tell me that the weeds will take the water, nutrients and sunlight from my plants.

I told her that I don’t remember picking weeds from Grandma’s garden when we picked potatoes.

“Well, what did you think she was doing in the garden all day?” she said.

Hmm…

I guess I never really thought about that.

As I went to pick the weeds, I noticed that it was hard to distinguish some of them from the plants.

Those damn weeds can be so deceiving sometimes, especially to the beginner’s eye.

“Grandma why didn’t you warn me about these weed things,” I said to myself as I picked the weeds.

I’m not going to lie…

I hated it at first.

It seemed tedious.

But I’ve slowly began to love picking the weeds.

It’s a form of meditation for me.

There’s no internet, no cell phone, nothing…

Just peace and quiet.

I now feel like a proud father taking care of my garden.

We are all gardeners.

Our lives, businesses, health, relationships, etc. are all gardens.

We must nurture them while getting rid of the “weeds” that could potentially destroy them.

Some may be hard to see and distinguish, especially to the beginner’s eye.

But over time it will get easier to remove the things that are doing the most harm to your precious gardens.

This could be removing extra things from your business.

It could be getting rid of negative people from your life.

It could be removing bad food from your diet.

And no matter how much you keep your garden clean, the weeds will always come back.

But don’t think that means that you’re wasting your time and energy by removing them.

That’s because the more you let linger, the more overwhelming they become.

It’s like how a small problem leads to other small problems that eventually become a big problem.

Before you know it, there will be too many “weeds” in your gardens.

They will battle for you time, energy, livelihood, and if you let them… they’ll end up destroying you.

Continue to nurture your gardens, get rid of the weeds, and you’ll live a much happier and healthier life.

Miracle Grow

The greatest minds of our past knew of a grand secret that can help you nurture your mind so that you can manifest your ideal life.

I recently wrote about this secret and how to utilize today to improve your outcome.

The mind is the best “garden” to start with.

By simply shifting your awareness, you find the lost keys to hidden doors.


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