Having moved into our
first home with our own yard this past fall, our family eagerly looked forward
to spring when we would be able to get out and garden.
Seen through a thick layer
of brambles, leaves, weeds and more—it seemed impossible to envision our yard
as a clean, fresh space. But with the help of some nice guys who came with
axes, chain saws and a truck, our backyard was debris free. Then came the real
challenge: making something beautiful there.
We’ve started small, adding
purple flowers to the concrete planter by our front steps, sprinkling grass
seed, and patrolling the walls of our house for creepy vines that keep on
We’re far from
finished, but there’s no doubt that our home is no longer the eyesore it was.
Based on a verse in
Song of Songs, the Rebbe famously compared
our world to a garden. Yes, we need to cut the weeds, plant flowers, and
tidy the grass. And yes, there is more we can do before our yard will be objectively
considered beautiful. But that’s no reason why we shouldn’t jump right in and
do what we can.
One extra flower at a
time, we can make this world beautiful.
on behalf of
the Chabad.org Editorial Team
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