I never thought flowers would actually grow and I don't know if it just became a habit, but for some reason I continued watering the flower box for nearly two years. I'm glad I did because if there was ever an example of persistence paying off it is this. Needless to say, this has reinvigorated my interest in expanding my garden. But more importantly, my garden has served as a metaphor for some of the more difficult challenges in life. You've probably all heard it a million times that persistence and hard work pays off. But
how many of us truly practice this? When we embark on a
new project or goal most of us expect results and expect them fast. As I learned from this gardening experience, there is never a clear path and often times we don't get to where we want to go as quickly as we hope. When i reached the 1 year anniversary of my gardening project, it did not look the way I had envisioned it and a part of me felt like saying the heck with it but instead of totally abandoning the project I dialed back the time I was spending on my garden. Now that I've had some time away from what was a daily devotion, I feel a renewed interest in gardening. No, my garden still doesn't look the way I initially envisioned it, but that's not important. What's important is acknowledging that a garden, much like life itself, doesn't always go as planned. Sometimes we just need to step back for a bit, reassess a few things then jump right back in. With that said, here are some pictures of the current state of my garden. I hope to continue posting and writing on a more frequent basis!