Find perspective in this surprisingly effective lens for life

Imagine you’ve been given a garden.

It’s your garden, and you’re responsible for its care. You decide what grows in it. You decide what it looks like. And you get to partake of the fruit that comes from it.

Like any garden, it’s gonna be prone to sprout weeds. Undesirable seeds will occasionally be blown in, and you won’t know it until they sprout. But you get to decide how long those weeds stay—how tall they get.

But be careful, because left untended, weeds have a way of taking over.

In fact, it’s often the case that after prolonged neglect, we look at our garden and see nothing but weeds.

In these times, it’s easy to curse the garden we’ve been given.

It’s also easy to look at the weeds in our garden, and think that it’s too late, or that this is how it was meant to be, and that there’s nothing we can do about it, at least not now.

When you look at your garden and see only weeds, it’s hard to forget that it’s still a garden. The weeds do not define it. They are merely the visible evidence of what you’ve allowed to grow there.

If you don’t like it, change it. It’s your garden.

Now reread this, and substitute “garden” for “LIFE.” What resonates with you?

-Rusty

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