In order for a garden to flourish and grow, you need to care for it. You need to water it, fertilize it and sometimes pluck the weeds. In return, the plant will (hopefully) bloom and grow and produce good fruits to be enjoyed.
Some gardens may need more care than others for sure, but you would you completely neglect your prize rose garden for that new tomato plant?
If a garden is not tended to, the plants and flowers can wilt - and even die.
You've neglected your roses thinking ... they'll be fine. I ALWAYS tend to them. Then after a while, you realize that your once strong and healthy roses now have aphids and browned petals. Their bloom is no longer as full. The once prize winning roses that you've spent years and years tending to and loving are now in such great need of care you don't even know where to begin.
What's important? Where is your time best spent?
All too often I see people neglecting their relationships. Taking them for granted, as if they're a given. Not just marriages - but friendships & family relationships too!
It's a constant give and take. The good, the bad and the ugly.
It's not always going to be sunshine & flowers. There will always be periods of rain and sometimes real storms.
Sometimes the rain is important - not every care taker can water every garden at the same time and some gardens need more attention than others.
Or, do you need to tend to your garden so it can endure the storm?
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...if tomorrow never comes, will they know how much you love them?