Friday, July 30, 2010
Making A Garden
If someone gave you a garden all planted and pruned and weeded when you first started gardening, how motivated would you be to learn to garden and then to really garden?
In either case, I would guess most of us, if we are honest, would say "not very motivated".
We all realize at some point that no one is going to hand us a million dollars. We must work to earn our money one nickel at a time. But if we accumulate enough nickels or dimes or dollars over time, we will end up with wealth. (Though for most of us, it won't be a million dollars.)
The same is true with a garden. No one is going to turn over a complete garden to us. We must build our own gardens one seed, one plant, one path a time. But if we plant enough over time, we will end up with a garden. (Though for most of us it won't be fancy enough to be featured in a magazine or bring legions of people to our gate to see it.)
But starting it from the beginning and working on it a little bit each day, that's what makes it ours, whather it is wealth or a garden. We've earned it.
And would we have it any other way?