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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Muse Day: The Weeds Of Your Life

Many things love to come and live off your plants, including bacteria, bugs, birds, and bunnies. If you don't control them, entire crops can be ruined. The result of your careful cultivation, in your garden and in your life, can be lost to predators in a short time. ... Take a look at your life, what toxic relationships, substances and emotions are feeding on your energy and taking away from what you have to give to others. Eliminate them.- Vivian Elisabeth Glyck, 1997

The best advice my father ever gave me was "get rid of the things in your life that make you feel bad." Toxic substances, toxic relationships and toxic jobs are the weeds of your life. Get rid of them to make room for you to grow and bloom.
Be sure to visit Carolyn at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago who hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.


  1. Very wise man, your dad. Eliminating toxins is an ongoing challenge for most of us--with some toxins being as tenacious as goutweed/bishops weed! But we soldier on, don't we?

  2. Thanks, Gina, for those words of wisdom. I agree with Jodi that your father was a very wise man. I've tried to rid myself of the " weeds of life. "

    I appreciate your contribution to Garden Bloggers' Muse Day.