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Maintaining a yard

Maintaining a yard or garden requires that we deal with the weeds.

Some put down weed barrier. This lasts about two years until the weeds grow through it and create a more difficult problem. Others put down mulch. This works for a couple of years until it breaks down and provides decent soil for weeds to take root. Others use a weed spray and kill the weeds. This works but it also poisons your garden and can kill the plants you want to keep.

Others decide that weeding is a necessary chore. Each day they allocate a few minutes to pull weeds. They get down on their hands and knees and pull them, one by one. They put them in a bucket and toss them in the compost. They realize that their garden will have weeds and that working on them every day usually keeps them under control.

Negative thoughts, negative comments, negative attitudes are like weeds. You can try to cover them, but they’ll push through. You can try to mulch them, but they’ll find root. You can try to poison them but you’ll cause more harm than good.

Or you can cultivate a daily habit of pulling the negativity from your personal garden and replacing it with flowers or something else beneficial that might grow.

Sow a habit and reap a character. Sow a character and reap a life.

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