The Garden



What might happen today if, rather than wishing that things were different, we made just one healthy change?

Last spring I took a shortcut through a neighborhood and saw a man planting a flower garden. It was a quick glance that produced a lingering thought, I wish I had a pretty garden. Isn’t that the way it often is —we want the results but have no desire to put in the work required.

Besides a garden, I also wished for a healthier body for years but I didn't want to change what I ate. I just excused away the necessary discipline.

What might happen today if, instead of wishing things would be different, we just made one healthy change? And then made another healthy change tomorrow. And then we kept on making healthy changes. I bet not only would our bodies change but just like that man’s garden, our souls would blossom as well!

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