These words might make you grumble at the thought of how weeds can take over our gardening lives.
I challenge you to take a step back and change your perspective towards these unwelcome guests. Rather they having power over you, how can you create power by their presence?
Photo courtesy of Tracey Clark
I enjoy weeding (there, I said it). Why? Because I feel powerful around them.
I earn the power of physical activity. It's a great way to add variety to your excercise routine (if you have one and if not, you just got a little sweat).
I am rewarded with the power of contemplation. Weeds give me the chance to slow down and think simple thoughts.
I am bonded with the power of connection. Weeding allows me to get closer to my plants, watch their progress, and simply helps me develop a better relationship to a wonderful landscape (that I created).
I am fulfilled with the power of accomplishment. Some days I feel like I've rushed through life and not achieved a single thing. With weeding you see (and feel) accomplishment withing minutes.
Photo courtesy of Sandrine Estrade Boulet
Change your perspective and celebrate the power of weeds.