Sunday, November 28, 2010
"My Garden" is a poem written by an unknown author especially for people with anxiety. However, it has come to mean much more than that to many people. It has a special place in everyone's lives in the stressful times in which we live.
"MY GARDEN" (author unknown)
Deep inside of me there is a garden, full of many seeds.
Three very special seeds have names.
Those names are Confidence, Calmness and Contentment.
I was born with these seeds, but when I was young the
garden was not tended to, and the seeds of ugly weeds
began to take over Confidence, Calmness, and Contentment.
As I grew older, I thought that the weeds had taken over
the garden for good, and that Confidence, Calmness, and
Contentment were killed.
What I didnít know was that the little seeds, no matter how
many times they were stepped on or neglected, were the
strongest seeds in the garden. They were alive, only lying
dormant, for many years. For when I began tending the garden
myself by nurturing the seeds with the love and respect that
they deserved Ė small, yet strong, lovely sprouts began to grow.
Someday soon they will chase away the weeds and become the
most beautiful flowers in my garden.
Eventually, they will drop other seeds into the fertile soil and they
too will grow strong with lovely flowers, with names like Hope, Pride,
Peace, and Dignity.
Nobody will be able to walk on my garden again --- I wonít let them!
For I know that every human being has the right to grow a beautiful
garden inside of them.
A wonderful video: "51 Things In My Garden":