In my neighbourhood there are a few elderly gardeners. I have learned a lot from some of them about gardening. But many of them have health problems, that prevents them from getting all the things done in their gardens they want, when climbing ladders and carrying heavy loads, or even bending down becomes HARD. I have seen them struggle, in pain but not complaining.
Some have roses on arches that are striking features in their gardens, but they can not climb ladders to prune and train these any longer. I know how much joy my climbing roses give me, so I help them with some of the things they are unable to do, and they really appreciate the help. I do it for charity and do not accept any money for helping them, even if they offer it.
Being blessed with a strong body is a gift not to be taken for granted. Sharing that blessing to help out elderly gardener neighbours is charity - Gods love flowing through me. Charity - or Love, in this sense of an unlimited loving-kindness towards all others, is held to be the ultimate perfection of the human spirit, because it both glorifies and reflects the nature of God.
I encourage you to find an elderly gardener in your neighbourhood, that might need some help in her or his garden a few times every year. Be an example of charity and the Love of God.
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