Tikkun America RESTORE Magazine Issue 8 Nisan | April 2022 - Page 6

HAPPY IS THE ONE WHO WEEDS

H O W T H E W O R K O F S A N C T I F I C A T I O N L E A D S T O J O Y
BEN JUSTER
A neighbor forwarded me a cartoon with the caption , “ Happiness is pulling a weed out by its root .” She followed it with , “ Now I know why you are always smiling .” Apparently on many early mornings , she noticed me trekking throughout the yard tugging up weeds , piling them up to be disposed of later .
There is something satisfying about getting rid of the weeds and enjoying a well-kept garden or lawn . But those who try to keep an immaculate yard know that this is not easy . Many varieties of weeds grow surprisingly fast , sending out deep anchor roots that fiercely lock them to the soil . You ’ ve got to get your fingers deeper into the soil to get a hold of the tap root .
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