But if you want your whole lifetime to be filled with happiness and contentment
you should plant a garden.
Yesterday afternoon I had the time to work in the garden. Down on my knees, removing creeping buttercup from the beds.
Several bees joined me, and I found that I had drifted far away. Watching them work had calmed me.......given me a moment simply to be.
I was conscious of myself, and all that was around me,
Simply to be.........
"Cup of tea for the gardener" Mr P brought me back to earth. His smile made me smile.
"Have you noticed the gardens closing in?" he said
And do you know, he is right. The garden is starting to wrap itself around me.
This has always been my dream, a secret garden.
A space of tranquility, restfulness,
I am humbled by the toughness of nature, its ability to look after itself,
the eternity of it all.
I leave you with the words of Bliss Carman........
'Where is heaven? Is it not
Just a friendly garden plot,
Walled with stone and roofed with sun,
Where the days pass one by one.
Not too fast and not too slow
Looking backwards as they go
At the beauties left behind
To transport the pensive mind.
Love your garden and enjoy the sparkle it brings to your life.