“Busy, busy, busy!” That’s the story of our lives right? We are commonly told to take some to “Smell the roses”. The intent being to get us to pull ourselves out, relax a little and maybe have a chance to see the positives in life.
My variation on this is “Take the time to smell the weeds!” Now before you all run out and dispose of all your weed wackers, weed sprays or professional landscapers…let me explain further.
How many people have encountered weeds in their life? I am not necessarily referring to weeds like thistles…thorny and DEEP rooted…nasty! I am referring more to things or people n life that are an inconvenience but definitely aren’t preventing you from living your life.
Although it it is surrounded by weeds, it still stands tall and continues to grow. I took this as a lesson for myself.
There will be weeds in life but that should not prevent my personal growth.
Another key element could be in my perspective. Weeds can sometimes add a raw (unaltered) beauty to life.
Similarly,we are flabbergasted by peoples’ behaviour sometimes! For the human version of weeds the possible approaches include
- Acceptance – when the weed does not disrupt your life
- Adjustment – when a slight compromise can keep things moving along
- Avoidance – “Dude, you’re killin’ me!” Drains all your energy.
Life is a garden…enjoy it!