If someone asks you what desserts you like the most, you can probably recite a list easily. If someone asks you what you cherish in life the most, after a little thinking, you will list some items such as health, family, friends, money or work. You may also list things that you love a great deal, but would hope to do more of, such as exercising, reading, laughing, writing, playing music, walking, etc.
In the context of Tending to Your Garden Within, we cherish cultivating our most desired types of flowers and fruit trees in our garden within. It is very important that during the planting and growing seasons we remind ourselves many times of what we desire in our garden within, and perhaps ask ourselves if our efforts are toward those goals.
It is very important that we remind ourselves of what is important to us on a weekly or even daily basis. It is easy to be on cruise control and spend all our energy unconsciously on things that we do not consider essential (not on the list that we most cherish in life). It is important to keep our focus on the desserts in our life and not fill ourselves (expend our energy) on things that are not essential to our well being, growth and joy. The poem below illustrates how we may focus on the desserts in our daily life.