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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Important Life Lesson

Today was the day I mowed the yard for the first time this year.

To all appearances, it didn't seem necessary: the grass is still dormant, the weather has just started warming up, and the lawn still looks neat and tidy from last year. Really, all I accomplished was breaking up and knocking off the thatch from last season.

In fact, the yard looked worse when I finished -- a lot worse! Where before I had thick, even tan sod, I now have thin, patchy-looking, scraggly grass.

But I know that because I did this seemingly unnecessary, apparently destructive thing today, a month from now my lawn is going to look awesome! The new growth will be lush, dense, and healthy.

Now go and meditate upon this...

...while I go to the gas station, because the second important life lesson is to make sure you have enough fuel to finish!

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