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When your garden teaches you lessons July 19, 2013

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Today my garden taught me that it is perfectly acceptable to be a daisy in a field of black eyed susans. All too often I find myself thinking I have to change, to be perfect, to be accepted. My garden reaffirmed my recovery in that I don’t have to change or be perfect (in fact, perfect is impossible) to be accepted. I simply have to be Rhea, because being Rhea is enough.


Taken with my phone…so it’s not the greatest quality

Matthew 6:25-34

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”


4 Responses to “When your garden teaches you lessons”

  1. rachelrecovery Says:

    Beautiful message!

  2. Kayla Says:

    What a great lesson to learn! So important. I hope you remember it frequently. Especially when you feel out of place or not good enough or anything. You are a beautiful flower who is special in her own gorgeous way!

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