Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Day 17,143: What to Keep
I guess I must've been hasty in my springtime weeding. I typically have a bigger plant with more flowers by now. This year, it's just a wee plantlet with this solitary Black-Eyed Susan bloom.
I do that sometimes ... get a bit overzealous when it comes to figuring out what to keep and what to toss. Suddenly everything has to go. Every green leafy is a weed. Not only within my garden, but also specific areas of my home, my life, and myself.
It happens when I focus on the finish rather than the process ... when I stop caring if the baby goes with the bathwater. After the high of the cleanup completed, there's the aftermath. Wanting back what I've lost. Regretting what I've tossed.
So today I am grateful for this one sweet flower and the message that it sends me. Slow down. Look closely. Discard with care.
Posted by Jakk at 5:54 PM