My poor garden is suffering from a bit of neglect that goes a little deeper than the usual seasonal overload and fatigue. There have been secret projects, general unwellness and a storm. The garden is a little … messy. Looking at it fills me with a touch of shame and despair. How could I have let it get so bad. But in the busyness of life I found myself turning away from the thing that gave me such joy and filled me with a perpetual hope that in spite of the disasters and failures there would always be the possibility of something better around the corner.
This Easter I am going to reconnect with all the things in my life that give me joy and hope. I am going to spend time in the garden and remove the things that shouldn’t be there. I’m going to clean up the clutter and debris that has built up in the corners and are beginning to block access to the good places in my garden. I’m going to look at my garden in a new light and decide if there are things that really need to be changed and set about making those changes with a grateful heart.
I have been blessed with this amazing piece of land, but I’m only here for such a short time in the grand scheme of things, and so I need to make the most of it and treat it with care and respect. I need to encourage others that this clean, healthy life is the best choice, in a world of fast food and fast living, so those who come after us will have a good example to follow, rather than allow it to be lost to the passage of time as a way we used to live.
Easter is a great time to have a look and see if any of the old stuff in your garden and in your life needs to be swept away and made clean again. There is more to this season than chocolate and chickens. It is all about a fresh start.
Happy Easter. Stay safe and God bless.
Come again soon – the garden should be looking fresh and sharp!
Sarah the Gardener : o)