Happiness is not a far off goal. It is not a place over the rainbow that we will never quite reach. Happiness is all around us, like a garden waiting to be tended right under our feet. You won’t see it until you look for it, but the moment you rub your eyes and take a closer look, you’ll see the beautiful, fertile dirt surrounds you just waiting for you to get your hands dirty. The more work you do for your garden, the more beauty you will reap. Some will stand in awe of your garden and want to enjoy it with you. Some will stand beyond it and criticize your dirty hands. Either way, this is your garden and together with the magic that mother earth provides us, you have conjured up perfection. That perfection should be consumed and enjoyed….that perfection should make you happy.
Your body is like a garden. When you plant a seed, or make a small change, you can’t expect to reap the benefits until you have also cared for and tended to your garden. Your garden will not rest for toxic excuses made in an effort to procrastinate pruning. Your garden will not produce life without careful, constant love and attention. Your body is worth that same constant, careful love and attention. Why do we only see the world around us and so often look past our own needs and well being? Take a moment and look down at the gift you have been given to move you through this life. Have you done all you can to be gentle and loving to your gift?
Are YOU ready to begin?