I decided to plant a vegetable garden this year. Working in the yard is increasing my stamina and energy so I figure a vegetable garden will be good for my health in many ways, including my spiritual health. I hired our friend a contractor to build a fence around the garden so the dog won’t be able to eat the plants. He started the job 2 weeks ago and it’s been raining ever since. When a sunny day happens along, I choose not to plant because of the dog and the sogginess of the dirt. So once again, I need to be patient. I find myself complaining, and worrying that I will be planting too late and won’t harvest on time. Weeds are now growing in the garden. Seems like everywhere I look I am being taught about patience. The garden is like my life: I have certain expectations and they aren’t happening in a timely manner! But I choose to behave and think positively. When I see weeds coming up in the garden, I pull them. When I see weeds coming up in my life, like negative thoughts, I pull them. When I look at the garden I see the possibilities and remember how beautiful and bountiful it will be. I need to do the same thing with my life. The rain will pass and spring will come and the harvest will be wonderful.