Monday, June 23, 2008

Dead wood

It was gorgeous here the other day & I was out working in my lovely gardens. I was deadheading my roses, peonies, and lilacs. I love tending my lilacs as they're my favorite flower. I was cutting off all the dead flowers, as that's what you're supposed to do. I got thinking that sometimes in our life it's necessary to do a bit of pruning too.

Life is short, and as I'm older now, I've decided to make the most of it.

For me, life is too short to hang around people that get me down. I don't mean when my friend has an occasional bad day. I fully plan to be there for him/her. I mean I've got a few people in my life that are never happy. No matter what happens to them, it's not good, or good enough. You know what? Life is tough sometimes, but man you just have to find the bright spot. I honestly believe there is always a bright spot. You just have to look. If I'm having a good day, I expect you to be happy for me. I don't expect you to be jealous of me. I'm not jealous of you, I'm happy for you. If you can't celebrate with me, and I with you, I'm afraid I shall have to cut you from my life with my metaphorical pruning shears.

Yep, sometimes you just have to get rid of the dead wood.


CLS said...

OK - I am gonna' be watchin' real careful like if you come around me with shears in your hand !!!


It certainly is the job of a friend to attempt to cheer up a buddy - but ya' gots ta' make sure it doesn't turn you into a 'downer' - - that is why my motto is: "Let the good times roll."

Carlos said...

well said. no room for non rowers in this boat!

Daphne said...

Totally agree! I'll always be there for my friends - they are really important to me - but I take care in my choice of friends.