I was speaking to my Aunt Marsha about my several of my perennial gardens and telling her how frustrated I am with the deer eating so many of the plants and flowers. Including the perennials that are supposedly deer-proof.
My aunt asked me a thought-provoking questions, which changed my Blue Brain perspective.
“Do you still get pleasure from those garden?” She asked.
My Green Brain had to think about her query and pondered my response.
“No!” My Yellow Brain replied. “The responsibility of maintaining the gardens and dealing with the deer has become a chore not a pleasure!”
“That is you answer”, Aunt Marsha replied.
It was amazing how RELIEVED I felt about not feeling so stressed and responsible to maintain those gardens.
My friend Joni Cotton, who works at Hawthorn Gardens Nursery, encouraged think about “editing” my gardens, as I do my books.
I enjoy the Green Brain editing and revising process for my books. The revision process always focuses on the economy of words and the creation of a better book. I will do the same with my gardens. Now, I will have fewer stressful chores and more pleasures from the garden, just like my book. My Orange Brain is looking forward to the joy and fun of my remaining gardens and not the stressful responsibility and chores.
I hope my garden editing and revising perspective will be a less stressful and more nurturing model for editing the chapters in you garden and book of life!
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