Have you ever given a thought to something more exciting or peaceful, perhaps, than staring mindlessly at your gadget’s unhealthy, bright screen? I bet not. One of the world’s most tragic realities is that we, humans, have been consumed by the tools of our modernized lives. No doubt these electronics have  brought about a lot of change, revolution and awareness all around the globe, but does that mean we become slaves to it? I shall tell you something worth spending all of your precious time on, than spending it on these brainwashing objects.
Look at the green patch outside your window. Simply watering it can bring so much life and freshness do your environment and keep you busy in nature’s pleasurable activity—gardening. it was not that long before that a shovel, a patch of soil and a bag of seeds were the only tools needed to provide a diverting exercise, and indeed, a charity which you owe to nature for its many sacrifices made for you.
Gardening is so much more than just planting seeds. Why not experience it with utmost enthusiasm to dig deeper in its layers of everlasting beauty, learning and endless creativity? A fun hobby like this has many aspects; it is a tranquil retreat and a way of attaining ultimate inner peace. The beauty of flowers can lift spirits, while pulling carrots can be a great release for stress, and sustenance for your hungry rabbits. A harvest of brilliant flowers bursting with color or tasty vegetables provide a sense of achievement and feelings of success.
Yards that one grew gardens have been replaced with swimming pools and driveways. Today kids and teens have their eyes transfixed on their television screens and seem to be enjoying the new episode which has recently been playing. If only they understood the value of relationships and strengthened them by joyously cutting a bunch of fresh pastel tulips for their mom. No, your wife does not want the new iPhone 6S that has recently come out. Deep down inside, she is craving for a bouquet of lovely red roses. Gardening is a fun activity that can be shared with each other; A beautiful way of spending time with your loved ones by building life’s sweetest memories and experiencing the true essence that greenery has to offer.
Look up from your screen, now. Embrace the gift that nature has given us— and art to stay close to it, a way of preserving it, and an escape from the demands of every day life.

About froebelianwriters

I am an English Language teacher teaching O'Levels Edexcel and CIE A Levels at Froebel's International School, Islamabad. I am also working as a Subject Specialist Literacy consultant for the same school. Writing and reading has always been a passion and I try my utmost to instill these habits and hobbies in my students as well. I can be reached/contacted at fabbas227@hotmail.com or 03365287335 Happy reading!

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