This morning I had a bit of a hard time getting moving. We have had some chillier weather and my bones were a bit achy. Besides, snuggling under the quilt felt pretty good. I ended up making an appearance about an hour later than I planned. Quickly doing a few chores, I decided to take a quick walk in the garden before I started my work on the current quilt. e quilt story is for another day.)
Heading toward our large garden that is much too empty right now, I hesitated at a big flower bed. I had spent hours weeding, mulching and preparing this bed, and I saw too many green shoots coming up. Sigh. And sigh again. I had used something to control the weeds but it looks like they didn’t care to be controlled. I know me well, and if I don’t pull the new weeds right this minute, I will wait until there is a whole army of weeds. Heaving the biggest sigh of all, I bent to the task. This meant I would have to forgo my walk in the garden.
After ripping up the weeds and as many roots as I could see, I noticed the little flower box had a VERY healthy weed growing at the back edge. I vaguely remembered seeing it before when it was much smaller and I thought I would get it later. Well, later is now. Determined to get the weed and roots, I shifted the flower box to get a better grip on the weeds, and to my surprise a huge worm practically leaped out of the soil and started a fast journey in the other direction. He was big enough to make me want to go fishing but I knew that wasn’t on my agenda for today. Looking closer, I saw a multitude of slugs just sitting there, not moving. Looks like I am not the only slug-a-bed this morning. Then it hit me right between the eyes. Today I was a little too much like that slug and not enough like the worm. That is to say, I had wasted too much time barely moving, and therefore didn’t have time to do the things I had looked forward to doing. Bam!!! I wish I could retrieve my time wasted, but that isn’t in our power. Recently I had read a few scriptures dealing with this very thing. Later today, I plan to look up some of those words of God’s wisdom and maybe print off to put near my alarm. And tomorrow, I’ll try to be a bit more like the worm and get a move on to face the new day. After all, I want to take a walk in the garden.