Tuesday, November 26, 2019

2019-49 - Just like marriage...

Nasrudin spent the entire autumn working his garden. The flowers had blossomed in the spring - and Nasrudin noticed a few dandelions appearing, which he hadn't planted.
Nasrudin tore them up. But the pollen had already spread and others began to grow. He tried to find a weed killer which only killed dandelions. A specialist told him any type of poison would end up killing all the other flowers. In despair, he went to ask a gardener for help.
"It is like a marriage" said the gardener. "Along with the good things, a few little inconveniences always appear."
"What can I do?" insisted Nasrudin.
"Learn how to love them. Although they are flowers you did not count on, they are still part of the garden."
~ Paulo Coelho


"Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood."

~ Author Unknown


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