gardenAs I read in the Daily Word yesterday, I was struck by the garden being used as a metaphor. Here’s the part of the reading that spoke to me. “I can stop for a moment and picture a beautiful garden, filled with vibrant colors and glorious scents. I breathe deeply, taking in those scents and filling my lungs with clean air. I breathe out, releasing negative thoughts and feel my body releasing stress. My muscles are relaxed and my mind is at peace.” I am fortunate to live in a place with a stunning courtyard and garden. When I sit out there on a beautiful summer day, I am filled with gratitude and a sense of peace and serenity descends upon me.

As I wrote in my journal yesterday, a question popped into my head, “What is planted in my garden?” Here’s what I came up with.

  • pansies – happiness
  • bachelor buttons – mom’s cutting garden
  • pinks – delicate
  • baby’s breath – innocence
  • zinnias – vibrant colors
  • iris – graceful
  • begonias – lushness
  • daisies – simplicity
  • hydrangea – abundance
  • bee balm – bumble bees
  • roses – fragrant

What about you? What’s planted in your garden? How can the garden be a metaphor for your life? What weeds do you need to eliminate in your garden?

What’s in Your Garden?
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