Life Is Like a Garden

Life is like a garden, you reap what you sow. Better to plant kindness, joy and laughter that will bloom and shine in your personal garden than to plant weeds of anger, abuse and vulgarity. Both grow, but one can take the joy out of everything around you and choke all your flowers to death.

Whatever thoughts you plant in your mind will percolate and grow into action, words and behaviours. Good and positive thoughts bloom and spread joy and kindness around you. Likewise negative and violent thoughts can also manifest but they bring only pain and darkness. It is a wise person who knows how to weed their thoughts so only positivity and goodness blooms.

We choose our friends much in the same way we plant flowers. We want people who love and support us. Friends who will cheer us on and lift us up but also tell us when we are straying. If we lead a life of negativity and violence that is the type of friends we attract as like attracts like. When chosen wisely, every friend is unique and special, each in their own way, each bringing something beautiful to your garden.

Much like a garden we need to prune out the bad stuff so the good stuff can blossom and grow. We each bring our own colour to the garden of the world as well; a different variety that when blended makes a colourful, beautiful bouquet.

Plant carefully, mind what and where you sow, because life is very much like a garden.

Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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  1. colincoles2016 – Frome, Somerset, UK – A novel writer, since 2014. Atlantic Hijack, an action thriller was first published then with the author name of Sam Grant. Professional seafaring experience from early life was incorporated into this novel and sea poems. Pre-sea training led to ten year service aboard eight merchant ships, as apprentice and deck officer, before training in retail management and marriage in 1973. The confinement of offices and city centre stores most likely contributed to resigning from retail management and applying to join Royal Mail-ultimately in the role of postal delivery. Later as a work place trainer. Between leaving the sea and starting in retail management, two seasons were passed in the role of deck chair attendant on sea front and beaches. "Dancing on the Beach," a romantic thriller by Sam Grant owes its authenticity in detail to these experiences, in the way that the two action, mystery sea novels owe depiction to earlier, professional sea-going experiences. Good review from Sea Breezes, an international sea journal. A recent novel has reference to the author's postal life experience - Persuasions Price Summer farm life experiences, helping on a relatives farm, is also relevant to background source. Galactic Mission, first (2017) and Part Two -(2020) lacks known personal experience of aliens! There are space ships in both novels and innovative creations for earth air sea transport - AS Skaters in Part Two. The author an avid science reader in his younger life. About sixty poems are published by a national publisher. "At Home in Lockdown," a Sam Grant, poem, was chosen for a book publication, in September, 2020. Action mystery novel, River Escape is a sequel to Atlantic Hijack, but stand alone novel. There are sea poems in Poems with themed notes(2016) and short sea stories on Sam's Website with Word press. Point of interest. Latest novel is Galactic Mission Part Two(October, 2020). Editorial list of all novels by Sam Grant at end of story. Opportunity, from BBC Radio Somerset, October 30th, 2020, for Sam Grant to chat about his latest novel and sea life experiences with Simon Parkin, on Mid - Morning Show, was very enjoyable and much appreciated by author, although Facetime technique was amateurish by Author! Novels, are available through Amazon at URL Good booksellers will also supply through Print on Demand. Author has posted novels to readers during Lockdown and holds a few copies of all publications. 3/01/2020. Direct distribution is available from Paragon Publishers, Rothersthorpe, on request to Sam Grant author. Email Please give title/ author and ISBN to order from a book shop and or visit and view Kindle chapters at URL Web site for short stories, poems and commentary from Sam Grant, Author.
    colincoles2016 says:

    Really good analogy – Life is like a garden. Well tended and good will come through. Edgar Cayce, believe, wrote that after 1944, we live to pay back our bad behaviour before we part with this world. Sinatra’s song words regrets,”there are a few,” is an understatement when we view our lives, surely with regard, to what we once said to people or how we treated them. Youth, frequently has ignorance met with arrogance, when a review is made of individual life passage. Relationships which failed through our own failings, as much as the other, but not recognized at the time. Timely reminder to be kindly and understanding toward others, on life’s journey.

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