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Flower or Weed

A good friend asked me recently, "what is the difference between a flower and a weed?" My instinctual answer was, a flower is planted intentionally and plays well with it's neighboring flowers. A weed invades space and takes over without regard to it's neighbors.

Curious to know if my instincts were correct I looked up the definition between the two, and this is what I discovered: "Comparison and Contrast. Flowers are those plants intentionally cultivated in the garden while weeds are those who come in uninvited. Weeds are competitors of the cultivated plants stealing water, nutrients and sunlight from the flowers. It may sound simple, but weeds, like beauty, are in the eye of the beholder."

As I read this definition, it occurred to me that this could be a metaphor for people, and for emotions and thoughts.

If negativity is a weed, it's important to get rid of it.

Seems simple, although I must say I've never been a fan of weeding my gardens. It's always seems to take longer than expected, and sometimes before you finish more weeds appear. Weeding is something I generally prefer to have someone else do for me so I have time for "other things".

Well, if the metaphor I stated above is going to become my reality I need to get down and dirty and do my own darn weeding! I'm taking this on as a personal challenge. I hope if you're reading this you are a flower in my life! Blossom on....

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