five minute friday: garden

Write for five minutes. Don’t think too hard. Just write. Then share over @thegypsymama.

The word this week is garden.


Walk into any grocery store in the USA and the first thing you’ll run into most of the time is the produce department. If it’s a large store, there will be rows upon rows of fresh veggies. There won’t be one lettuce. There will be multiple varieties. Multiple.

You want carrots? Take your pick. Baby. Grown up. Diced sliced.

Peppers? Green. Red. Yellow. Sweet. Hot. Suicide hot.

In places like Maubane, South Africa?, they’d be happy for one of each. Because veggies are important. They make little kids big and strong. They provide their little brains with the building blocks needed to help them function, learn, see.

Lisa Jo Baker is from this part of South Africa. She has a big dream to help a community of orphans have a garden. But it’s more than that. Maubane is our neighbor. Every year the world gets a wee bit smaller. The love in our hearts gets a wee bit larger. This makes it possible to become part of a community that takes care of each other.

I have a tattoo of Africa on me left arm. In the outline is Proverbs 3:27.

27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
when it is in your power to do it.

Help make a garden grow.


His… Michelle



4 thoughts on “five minute friday: garden

  1. Dear Micey
    Are these little angels my fellow country men? Oh, food, especially fresh produce, is very, very expensive in South Africa.
    Blessings XX

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