Back in June I wrote a post about “the shoulds”, and about a little patch of land in my backyard that in former years held a garden, and now was growing a jungle…how I thought about weeding that little patch of land, but my son wanted to keep our little jungle going, so we kept it.
And, oh boy, did our jungle grow. It grew and grew and grew….those weeds got taller and taller. On the regular we would go out there and laugh and cackle about how tall they’d gotten. We’d show anyone who came over. They grew to deck height, they grew taller than the fence, they passed the top of the garage, they grew taller than the deck fence. I think the tallest one was about 12 feet tall when they finally stopped growing. Let’s be honest, at some point they stopped being attractive and just started taking over.
The last big rainstorm that came through, they were done. They had grown so tall that many bent over toward the ground and took up the rest of the backyard…and it was time to let our little jungle go. So last weekend we spent a day tearing out our little jungle.
It was time for them to go, so they went…but oh, how much joy that simple little patch of land brought us this past summer. All the laughing, all the cackling, all the wondering when they were ever going to stop growing. No, it did not utilize the space in a great way, and yes, it totally took over our backyard, and at some point turned into a bit of an eyesore. And yet, with all that, our little jungle sure did bring us joy.
My dear friends, I hope you will find a little more joy in the most simple of things this week. I hope you will find a little more in your life to laugh and cackle about.
Have an amazing week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!