Without Hard Work Nothing Grows But Weeds

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds… Hard work is needed in a garden, otherwise there is no doubt that all you will end up with are weeds. Hard work is about putting effort into planting a beautiful garden and life. Not only do you need to spend time planning and planting to have a beautiful garden and a well lived life, it’s just as important to spend time nurturing and shaping. In a garden, it takes constant effort to keep up with the weeds, water and general care, and it takes effort to live a good and meaningful life, too. My question is, why is it that I struggle so hard at keeping up the life I want to lead and my garden still looks good…

Gordon Bitner Hinckley (June 23, 1910-January 27, 2008) was born in Salt Lake, Utah of multi-generational families of the Latter-Day Saints. He lived on a residential farm while growing up, and attended University of Utah where he studied English and minored in ancient languages. Even though missionaries were not be sent out during the depression, he still became a one for 2 years in London. When Hinckley returned, he continued to be very involved with the Church of Latter-day Saints. He married in 1937 to Marjorie Pay and they had five children. He became president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1995 for over eleven years. Hinckley achieved many awards like the Presidential Medal of Freedom and received the highest honor with the Boy Scouts, the Silver Buffalo Award.

Who knew he would have a quote about weeds. Maybe it was his time on the farm when he was younger that helped to form this quote. Or maybe in all that I read about him they had not included anything about his personal hobbies, and gardening was one. Just my supposition.

Shirley Poppy, Photographed in My Cutting Garden.

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