Rosemead Kiwanis Club

   "Serving the Community Since 1945"

   

   FAX OF

      LIFE

 

 

The Fax of Life

A weekly inspiration, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley

 June 03, 2012                                                      Volume 18, Number 30

 

Life is too short for drama: laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly

 

How To Plant Your Garden

 

First, you come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses.

 

For the garden of your daily living, plant three rows of peas:

 

1.      Peace of mind

2.      Peace of heart 

3.      Peace of soul

 

Plant four rows of squash:

 

1.      Squash gossip

2.      Squash indifference

3.      Squash grumbling

4.      Squash selfishness

 

Plant four rows of lettuce:

 

1.      Lettuce be faithful

2.      Lettuce be kind

3.      Lettuce be patient

4.      Lettuce really love one another

 

No garden is without turnips:

 

1.      Turnip for meetings

2.      Turnip for service

3.      Turnip to help one another

 

To conclude our garden we must have thyme:

 

1.      Thyme for God

2.      Thyme for family

3.      Thyme for friends

 

Water freely with patience and cultivate with love. There is much fruit in your garden because you reap what you sow. Not bad, huh?!

 

Author unknown

Contributed by Kathie Meiklejohn

              

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