Discover Wisdom and Poetry to Cultivate Your Garden for Daily Living!

One of our semi-shade perennial garden with hostas, bleeding hearts, astilbes, snapdragons, and columbines.

It have found it difficult to find comfort and peace in my heart and brain during this turbulent time in our country. The way for me to remain healthy and deal with those feeling is to tend my gardens by planting new flowers, transplanting and dividing old plants, diffing up weeds, watering, and feeding all my plants, flowers, and vegetables.

I feel blessed and grateful that I have this opportunity to realize that taking care of my garden is a perfect metaphor for taking care of my life, cultivate wisdom, and feel a sense of peace in the crazy and disturbing time we are experiencing.

If we do not dig the weeds out by their roots they will continue to overtake and smother the plants and flowers that need to have the appropriate space and light to be healthy and grow.

Our relationships with family members, friends, and colleagues are like gardens they need our attention, time, and energy to develop, blossom, and give offer us delight.

We need to water, feed and tend to our plants, flower, and vegetables to enjoy the full benefit of their beauty and bounty. Just like a garden we all need to nurture and care for ourselves and those we have personal and professional relationships with to thrive and enjoy the gifts in our lives!

Below is a heartwarming and meaningful poem about gardening.

A Garden For Daily Living 
Plant three rows of peas:
Peas of mind
Peas of heart
Peas of soul

Plant four rows of squash:
Squash gossip
Squash indifference
Squash grumbling
Squash selfishness

Plant four rows of lettuce:
Lettuce be faithful
Lettuce be kind
Lettuce be happy
Lettuce really love one another

No garden should be without turnips:
Turnip for service when needed
Turnip to help one another
Turnip the music and dance

To enjoy our garden
We must have thyme:
Thyme for fun
Thyme for rest
Thyme for ourselves

Water freely with patience and
Cultivate with love.
There is much fruit in your garden
Because you reap what you sow.

How do you cultivate and nurture your Garden for Daily Living?

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