Monday, July 11, 2011

Good Work

Wow, remodeling is hot and dirty work...but the reward at the end keeps us going. Sort of makes me think of gardening. All the planning and tending a garden requires. We battle weeds, pests, and weather...definitely some dirty, sweaty, sometimes back-breaking work. Funny thing to enjoy so much. The reward isn't just the harvest though, it's so much more.

For me, it's the magic contained in each tiny seed. The hope that it grows strong, and the excitement of seeing it reach it's full potential despite everything it's up against. There's a sense of pride too, knowing that we do our best to help them along.

Putting seeds, or our own plants, into the earth is good work. It satisfies something deep inside. Pulling the weeds on a muggy summer day, then stopping to look at the garden afterwards always brings a smile.

Garden work is almost like a moving meditation for me. My mind slows down,and for just a little while...I'm free.


  1. I could not have said it better myself! Thanks for that!

  2. What a great posting! I also feel the same way; plant the little seed, support it through until you plant it into the garden, water it, feed it, and watch it grow. Getting your hands dirty is just the added bonus.