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In honor of Spring’s garden fever (and it being too early in the season to actually plant anything outside), I’m continuing a series with garden analogies.

While our selected seeds are sprouting indoors (see Monday’s post), it is time to prepare the soil outside. Time to fire up the rototiller or pick up a shovel.

It’s time to turn the ground over. To break up the big chunks. To stir organic material into the natural clay. To loosen the dirt so that future plant roots have room to grow and that air and water can circulate.

My life sometimes needs the same upheaval. Otherwise I risk becoming hard and the new growth I desire is stunted.

So how do I till my life?Through change. By trying a new routine or adopting a fresh outlook on an old habit. I shake things up again, even if only for a season. Read a book by a new author. Turn the dial to a new radio station. Take a different route home. Try a new recipe or restaurant. Explore a different genre of writing.

What about you? Is there an area of your life that’s needs tilling? How?
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One thought on “How Does Your Garden Grow? – Tilling

  • April 14, 2010 at 8:20 pm
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    >Yes, there are a few areas in my life that definitely need tilling. I get tired of hearing myself say it over and over and over again. 🙂

    You have very good suggestions in this post. I can make any kind of changes; not necessarily ones that I think need priority. A "new seed" may produce more than I expect, and get me more inspired, eventually, in those same ol' same ol' areas of need.

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