Harvest Some Happy

happy gardenersIn our neck of the woods, it is definitely harvest time – wheat fields, third-cutting of hay, and the abundant produce in our valley.

We’ve had some of the best, incredibly tasty peaches and nectarines the past few weeks. So full of delicious nectar, a bite into them results in juice running down your chin and arm in a decadent trail of blissful sweetness.

Last night, I cut open a nectarine to share with Captain Cavedweller. Although it looked good on the outside, the inside was nasty and rotten.

It made me think about the relationships in our lives. Like the ones that might appear fine on the outside, but upon closer inspection we realize they are rotten to the core.

Those relationships, if left unattended and unguarded, can spoil so much good fruit (happiness).

I liked this quote because those people who make us laugh and smile, who melt our hearts and give us moments of joyfulness – they are treasures! Instead of plucking off our blossoms and pouring poison on the tender plants of our happiness, they do all they can to help us reap a bountiful, rich harvest.

Be grateful for them, tell them how much you appreciate them. While you’re at it, be a charming gardener who helps others blossom and enjoy the abundant harvest.

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Each Monday I share my thoughts on happiness in my own personal Happiness Project for 2014. Feel free to post your thoughts or comments on happiness.

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