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April showers bring May flowers. Or so I heard back in Elementary school.

What’s that got to do with growing a garden? Well, in addition to having nutrient-rich soil in a sunny spot, you need water. And not just water on the surface, but deep down where the roots will eventually spread out. Whether it comes as a sprinkling or a downpour, consistent rain is necessary to prevent longterm drought.

When the rain comes, do we welcome the rain or complain about it ruining our picnic plans? Do we huddle under umbrellas or splash in the puddles? Do we find the sound of rain on the rooftop soothing or irritating?

Life also brings times of rain. And it is just as necessary to our personal growth. But, when it comes, do we let the refreshing moisture soak into our souls? Or does it run off the hardened clay of our hearts? Do I resent the cloudy days or learn to be thankful in the middle of storms?

After all, life isn’t about waiting for the storms to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.” ~ Unknown

What about you? Is there rain in your life? How are you responding?

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One thought on “How Does Your Garden Grow? – Watering

  • April 21, 2010 at 5:10 pm
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    >I think learning to rejoice in times of hardship is really something that takes practice. There is definitely rain in my life but I am committed this year to try to see all sides of it and celebrate even when things don't go how I feel they should.

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