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Early September, reflecting on weeds


Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Still find it hard to believe the buses are rolling again, the cross guards are out early in the morn, football games began a week ago already.... why do the seasons go quicker each year?
It just seems it was yesterday I was planting seeds promising myself that this summer 'if' it got hot and humid I would still go out and weed. Well, it did get extremely hot and humid and I let the weeds take over. For awhile. One fairly cool day I went after them and was amazed to see how lovely the garden looked afterward so really tried to keep after the weeds the rest of the summer and continue to do so.

In a way I'm thinking that the junky foods I sometimes mindlessly grab either at night or when I'm shopping while hungry are as weeds to my body. I tell myself that if I eat only one, it will be okay; but I don't eat only one. LIke weeds that proliferate in the garden, like coat hangers that multiply in closets, those cinnamon pita chips and marshmallow pinwheel cookies jump into my mouth one right after another... and like the garden messy with weeds, my body feels messy inside and well, kind of looks that way outside. I want to look and feel healthy, toned, not bulging out all over.
I want to feel lovely all over ..so need to remove the weeds..of all kinds..
strange analogy I know..but that's my image for today... when I'm tempted to buy/eat that sort of food I'll say weed! remembering how weeds mess up my garden and also mess up my healthy way of living.
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AMYTRIPP 9/4/2012 3:44PM

    I really like that analogy! Thanks for sharing!

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SWAN47 9/4/2012 2:06PM

    emoticon ... I love your analogy! Amazing how those foods jump in your mouth. Hope saying the word "weed" will help. So hard to get weight off but you're right with how much better you feel when the garden is weeded. Have a great week! Keep SPARKING!

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