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The secret garden

By Carol Clark


More of a mental place than a physical one, the secret garden is the place you go to recharge, to rest and to grow.

In this garden you are the one who is growing and changing. Like a flower that pops up in the spring through the snow, you reach for the heavens and are warmed by the sun.

Growing stronger everyday, you may look awkward at first, lanky and unidentifiable. Some may think you a weed and even poke fun. But, after all, a weed is just a plant that is in the wrong place. If you keep stretching and growing (which can be painful), you will develop into what God intended - a bud, then eventually a flower. This takes a lot longer than you want but looking back it was really just a few weeks.

You are fully developed now and beautiful, but you never stop changing. As time wears on you may turn a little wilted and dried out, but as it always is with autumn, you are really just turning more beautiful than ever before.



Some may say you've gone to seed but those seeds are what feeds God's creation. The birds and even people, because every flower of tomorrow is in the seeds of today. Lying dormant, waiting for the next spring, new life beginning the cycle again.
 

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