The Garden a piece of ground, often near a house, used for growing flowers, fruit, or vegetables. A garden can be a place of peace. Planting is quite therapeutic and calming for the soul. I do not have a green thumb, however, I have watched some of my neighbors plant and the beauty that manifests in the end product is quite breathtaking.
The botanical garden is a place I like to visit as it takes me away from the craziness of life and all that comes along with that. Just this weekend I took a nature walk as I reached the end of a great vacation. The sound of the birds, bees and butterflies flying around was only God made. The wind was blowing and the sun was shining. The plants were tall and every now and again the plants would lean into the walkway and brush against my skin. The many different plants and flowers that I came across made me stop and take in the beauty of God's handiwork.
We all need a secret garden to escape to. They say that when your world is cluttered with work, bills, tasks and the cares of the world, that at some point you will need a mental getaway. I am amazed at how I could sit in the middle of the mountains on a beach chair and watch the deers running, chipmunks and rabbits. I never moved a muscle, I just sat and enjoyed the greatness of God!
Find a place to watch the sunset or the sunrise. Whatever you decide to make your Secret Garden is up to you. Just find it and get the much needed physical and mental rest you need.
Meditate on that!