Remember that children, marriages, and gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Good morning friends! Did you survive the frigid weekend! What a crazy weather week it was last week. Kind of like life.
Around here in western North Carolina the leaves are showing their last bits of color (and boy! have they been beautiful this year) and are making the rapid fall to earth. When the wind blows it literally snows leaves. I’ve learned that fall leaves are a boon to my spring and summer garden. I collected a few bags of leaves from church to mix into my garden soil for a better harvest next year. Is that lesson kind of like life, too?
I wonder what kind of yield, quality and harvest I could expect if I treated my garden space with disrespect? Or my kids? Or my marriage? Or my health? Or my… anything? How about you? Do you expect to harvest good things in your life without taking care of the soil of your being?
In the early days of computer education this thought was called GIGO, garbage in, garbage out. In “My Fair Lady” it was asked if a silk purse could be fashioned from a sow’s ear. Yet every day our lives experiment with the reality of inputs and outputs. How are you taking care of yourself to ensure the good inputs you receive support the good outputs you seek?
I’ll bet there’s an area or two or ten of your life where you could step up your self care. Whatever it/they are, what’s holding you back? Will you make a commitment today for better self care? The one person sure to benefit is you! So get to it, a better you! I have faith you will do it! And have a great week.
3 John 1:2