Friday, August 16, 2013

Ripping Out the Mint

My non-gardening sweetie couldn't stand looking at the 4-foot tall mint patch that was falling over onto the kale, so he waded in and ripped out several armloads of mint. I carried it to the compost pile for him.

It's hard to watch stress overwhelming someone we care about. Perhaps we want to wade in and save them from their suffering. But, really, they have to pull the weeds out of their own (mental) garden. We can only offer our support in the process.

Stress is hard to live with, whether it's our own or the vicarious stress of someone we love.

Our path is our own path. No one else can walk it for us.

Let's take a mindful walk in the garden and reduce our own stress.

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