Love Letter to My Gardens (or Why Gardening is Better Than Dating)

After a very brief foray into the world of online dating, I have decided that I will stick to my flower and vegetable gardens.

I’m sure there are some lovely gentlemen out there in the land of match.com and zoosk, but apparently those gems are not interested in me. I have gotten a lot of “looks”, but I don’t really understand how that constitutes dating. I have also received some smiley faces and hearts, but once again, what do I do with these?

In response, I have said “Hi! Hope your day is going well.” and receive….wait for it…..crickets….. Maybe they have too many irons in the fire, maybe they’re just not into me or maybe they aren’t paying members so can’t respond. I completely understand not wanting to pay for the site. I am a “paying member” until December because I found a 50% off code. (There is almost always a code if there is a space for one!😄)

The ones that are VERY eager to meet me have names that I imagine are not their given names. Love4U, Likes2Snuggle and BetterNMost are some of my choices. Apparently I am too picky because the apps continue to disregard my age and distance perimeters. Tonight a match popped up that was cute, “liked* me, and even had a real name, so I “liked” him only to discover that he is from Las Vegas. Hmmm, even with Allegiant Airlines, that is a bit more of a commute than I want 😄

While watering my gardens tonight, I found this sweet little strawberry in the shape of a heart. It was almost as if it was saying to me, “It’s okay, Beth, WE still love you.”

My dear little strawberry, cucumbers, tomatoes and flowers, I love you too! ❤ With you I know exactly where I stand. As long as I give you some attention and water you each day, you reward me with beautiful blooms or yummy treats. If I see you wilting a bit, I know you need my attention. We don’t need emojis to communicate and you are all right here in my yard so no long distance travel is required. I will be here for you until the season ends and we part for a while and are reunited when once again spring returns.

Yours truly, Beth ❤

About Beth W.

I try to look for the positive in the people and situations I come in contact with! I believe in the power of positive thinking and I believe that even challenging circumstances can be learning experiences if we have a positive mindset! I'm having fun blogging at: http://picturingpositive.com
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21 Responses to Love Letter to My Gardens (or Why Gardening is Better Than Dating)

  1. Lenora says:

    I loved your captions & the analogies—fun & whimsical—just like you❣️

    • Beth W. says:

      Awwww, thank you so much❤. Thank you for your help in dressing up and cleaning out my gardens! 😊. I hope your daylilies thrive and prosper (as much as you want them to, anyway….sometimes they get a bit much😄)

  2. kagould17 says:

    I can’t imagine being in the dating scene in this electronic age Beth. It would seem there is a reason many of these men are still on the apps. In the meantime, your garden looks fantastic, so good gardening to you. Allan

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you Allan! I think I’m going to hold out for a natural meeting. If it doesn’t happen, I think my gardens might just be a better option. 😄

  3. janieleeds says:

    I love this post! Your garden is beautiful, just like you! And the heart-shaped strawberry is lovely – a sign perhaps? 💗

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you so much Janie! ❤ Maybe you’re right about it being a sign. Perhaps Mom is letting me know that I need to be patient and love myself and when and if the time is right, I may find a special someone. ❤ 😊❤

      • janieleeds says:

        Yes! Yes! Yes! I agree Beth!!! When the time is right…if you want a special someone, then you will encounter your special someone! 💗

        • Beth W. says:

          Oh Janie, I am so grateful for your positivity!! You have such a great outlook on life in general! 🙂 Thank you for being one of the people who feels like sunshine!

          • janieleeds says:

            Oh my goodness Beth! You have made my day…thank you for your kind words! I try to be positive as much as possible because I think it’s a good mindset to have. 🙂
            By the way, I feel the same way about you!! 🙂

  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Yeah, plants and a pet or two, that’s enough for me. 😉

  5. Like you..gardening is fun . and your puppy is a great buddy.

  6. Goff James says:

    Wise decision. No heartbreak in gardening. Have a wonderful day.

  7. Um texto muito sensível e inteligente. Meus parabéns, enviados aqui do Brasil.

    A very sensitive and intelligent text. Congratulations, sent here from Brazil.

    • Beth W. says:

      Thank you so much Solon! 😊. I was lucky enough to visit Brazil back in 2014 and I loved it. So much natural beauty. I was so enthralled with the patterned sidewalks also and even the graffiti was colorful and fun. Thank you for visiting and for the very nice comment! I appreciate the translation 😊

  8. BBYCGN says:

    Gardening really is so much better than dating …

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