Spring is in the air. It is so wonderful to look outside and see the blue sky. My daffodils are blooming and the air is starting to lose the bite of winter chill. It was such a joy to get out in the garden and start clearing the blackberry bushes. It got me thinking about how important it is to root out the invasive plants earlier than later. The plants were beginning to grow new leaves and they were ready to burst out in new activity. If I waited too much longer the mess would be twice as bad.
There is a valuable message here if we can listen. It is similar to “a stitch in time saves nine.” When we pay attention to our situation, our bodies and our sense of well-being, we are usually given messages to let us know when changes need to happen. If we act early, the changes are much easier to accomplish. If you find yourself with a large thicket of issues (like the blackberry briar bushes) don’t let yourself get discouraged. Just get out the machete and start. Today is better than tomorrow. Tomorrow is better than next week.
That being said…It is always important to acknowledge the times and seasons of life. Sometimes we genuinely don’t have the energy or time to hack away at the bushes and deal with the scrapes and puncture wounds that dealing with these issues causes. If that’s the case…relax into taking care of yourself and at least enjoy what you can. (Like the tasty blackberries!)