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Plant the damn butterfly bush!

My go-to location during the warm months is my backyard. I love coming back here to listen to the birds(and the I-64 traffic, but I try to tune that out.). I draw back here often.

I once owned a large house with a big garden that I loved tending to. This house is a rental and for 4 years I have said that the corner spot would look wonderful with a butterfly bush there. But for 4 years, I have told myself that this is a rental and it's not permanent and I would be wasting my money planting a butterfly bush if I were to leave whenever that is.

What I have learned this past year is that nothing is permanent. We don't get to spend forever here on Earth with our loved ones. Children grow up. Jobs are not certain. Nothing is guaranteed. Things change.

So 2 days ago, I bought a butterfly bush. I picked out the. most purplest one that I could find. I planted it in that corner and watered it. I'll wait until it's full of blooms and watch hummingbirds and butterflies flock to it and wonder why I didn't plant it sooner.

What I'm saying is the butterfly bush is a metaphor for what one puts off in life. You can sit by and wait for the perfect time to make things happen or you can chose to live your life understanding that life is fragile and uncertain so do what's going to make you happy.

Plant the damn butterfly bush.

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