Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pulling Weeds

Pulling weeds seems to be a never ending project, we always have them popping up in our yards or gardens, we dig at them, spray them, and for the pretty ones we wait until the yellow flower becomes a white globe and blow the seeds into the wind, you know you have done this before.
Life is like a garden; you cultivate the soil and plant flowers that will beautify your home and make everything smell nice, you plant vegetables and fruits that will nourish your body and feed your family, but in the midst there always seems to be a yellow flower that comes along and even though it may add some color to your life for a while, it soon turns into a white globe which explodes and covers all your hard work with more weeds than you can imagine.

We all have problems and there is nothing that can be done about that fact, other than to deal with each one as it comes along, take one problem at a time and deal with it accordingly, place it into a bag so to say so that it will not explode and make a bigger mess, there are no set solutions to life’s problems other than to face them head on, nothing is ever accomplished by turning your back on it.

Like a dandelion patch that you ignore will cover your yard and produce many yellow flowers, they may add some color but you really have a problem now, a problem which you ignore will continue to grow also, turning your back does not fix it, worrying about things from your past and trying to hold on to something in your rear view mirror is like grasping for the dandelion seeds blowing in the wind, catching them is almost impossible and if you do catch them will only grow into more problems than you want.

Treat your problems like a dandelion, take one at a time and dispose of it in the proper manner, because you know as well as I, if you blow it there will only be more weeds to pull.

26 comments:

  1. Is another option to make Dandelion wine??

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  2. Hey Cocotte, Dandelion wine would work for me :)

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  3. I'm liking that wine idea best! It will help me deal with those problems of waiting on the US Government.

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  4. Hey Barb, It's funny I thought about Dandelion wine while writing this one but never got around to adding it in, it will make waiting on the Government a bit easier to tolerate :)

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  5. Oh Jimmy, I LOVE your analogy of "Life is like a garden...."

    That's BRILLIANT, man because it's so true!!!!

    And the whole dandelion analogy is also true.

    Our problems will not go away until we deal with each one as it comes along, and deal with it accordingly.

    Excellent post, my friend! It's so enlightening!

    Thank for sharing!

    P.S. love the photo of Cindy blowing the dandelion!

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  6. Thank You Ron, Some things in life are simple no matter how hard they are :)

    Glad you enjoyed it Buddy!!

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  7. Oh I have missed reading your words. I seem to have blown my dandelion weeds one too many times lately:( Pulling weeds left and right....
    Like your post here....good to remember. I guess I can always start now....

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  8. Dawn, So good to see you my Friend, now is as good a time as any..but you already knew that :^)

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  9. WISDOM BEYOND COMPARE!!!!

    BEAUTIFUL!

    John

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  10. Problems are like weeds and rabbits...
    don't take care of 'em and they multiply...

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  11. so much wisdom this was beautiful and count me in when the wine is being passed

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  12. So true! So many people in life spend their time blowing trouble around and it just spreads. Better to just enjoy the beauty of this complicated life.

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  13. Thank You John, I am honored my Friend.

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  14. Amen Pat, Problems, Weeds, and Rabbits will get away from you when ignored, amazing how quick they multiply and grow.

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  15. Hey Becca, I’ll let you know as soon as the wine is ready, already have a glass set aside for you :^)

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  16. Good Morning Betty, “Better to just enjoy the beauty of this complicated life” so many miss the beauty of this life, Family and Friends is what life is all about but when we let little things get away then the beauty seems to get covered.

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  17. Brilliant analogy and so true!! I had a garden shop tell me....weeds are flowers you don't like. I never looked at a weed the same way again. :-)

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  18. I swear, Jimmy, I was just getting ready to pull out all the plants I've planted, and just plant weeds. They do so well in my yard that I'm tired of fighting it. And what's wrong with the little yellow flowers? They are pretty!

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  19. Hey Angelia, There are some pretty flowers on a lot of weeds, but to keep them from overtaking there is pruning involved :)

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  20. Yes Linda they are pretty, that is until they start blowing in the wind :)

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  21. SO true Jimmy. Loved this post.

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  22. Thank You Suzicate, I appreciate you my Friend.

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  23. Jimmy,
    so glad I took a break and read this post :-)
    And I also want to thank you for your support of me . This is a difficult time, but no fear I'll be back bugging you all soon.
    have a beautiful weekend!

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  24. Thank You Lynne, I am proud you stopped by and pray you will over this difficult time soon, our prayers are still with you and looking forward to your "bugging" real soon.

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