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!