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Listeners Share Gardens Full Of Love — Delilah’s Reflections


Gardening is done by many people to produce food or to just make a beautiful landscape or surroundings.

In these two cases, gardening holds more than a physical value, but more of an emotional value for remembrance or relaxation:

Travis writes:

Up until I was 25 when my grand aunt passed away, I always remember her gardening. She would grow all kinds of vegetables and herbs and after picking she would freeze them to have a whole year supply of food. Okra and squash was at the top of the menu! I must have inherited her love to be outside and connect with nature. Five years later I have been building a prayer garden, landscaping for the first time. Talk about trial and error! If only I had known the importance of drainage – ha! Despite this challenging endeavor, I feel proud to have built a 6×10 pergola for less than 1/4 the price to purchase one. And best of all, my father and I grow herbs and tomatoes along the far edge of the garden. Tomatoes reaching tall, the excitement for cayenne pepper and that insatiable smell of sweet basil. FYI, cayenne, like garlic, is a miracle drug. Prevents blockages as this hot pepper cleans out veins and arteries. And lavender keeps the deer away! Each time we harvest, I lovingly reflect on my aunt and all her patience and endurance.


Gina writes:

When life gets me down or my faith gets shaken a bit, it’s therapeutic to go out in my garden and tend to it and be alone with my creator, my loving Father, and I find peace out there, growing fresh veggies and sharing what I have harvested with others. Delilah, I don’t always have the answers to life’s troubles but I do know I find myself happier by staying close to the things I enjoy in life, which are family, friends, gardening, and crocheting baby blankets for a hospital. I always stay hopeful and love things that inspire me. In fact, I look for things that inspire me. Love your show!

What is something YOU find therapeutic to do? Share by commenting below!

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