Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My lawn

I spent nearly 6 hours yesterday removing the thatch from my lawn and filling the gaps of the sod that was laid last fall. I had started this in May but when I broke my fingers - this activity had to cease. So, now the grass is growing and has thickened up, thus making the raking even more strenuous for me! It's a long story, but had the sod been put in the correct way in the fall, I would not be working so hard to repair it now.

I had many thoughts come through my mind while doing all this.
  • Many issues in our lives that should be done "right" or taken care of immediately get very difficult to resolve or change if they sit for too long.
  • Had we insisted on something being done right in the first place, the "clean up" would not exists.
  • From afar, sometimes, things look fine! But up close inspection can tell us differently and we see what really needs to be done.
  • Fixing or changing something is sometimes grueling work but if we don't do it -- it will never get better.

I didn't really enjoy the sunburn, the sore back, blisters on my hands and sheer exhaustion from all this (and I"m not done yet) but it's getting better.

And so it is, with life..................................

1 comment:

  1. You broke your fingers!

    Great observations about life and lawn.