Hello fellow “ordinary, everyday, unassuming guru” seekers. Tammy has a great guru story to share with us. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. The rewards of love come in myriad forms.
My landscaper is my guru, Rob
My landscaper is my everyday, ordinary, unassuming guru. The reason I say that is because he is loved by everyone in the neighborhood, and we all give him a great tip at the end of the fall season. We put it in one envelope and present it to him as group, not individually.
Here is what makes him an ordinary guru who has taught me a big lesson. When I asked him what I should do to help my rose bushes bloom better, he said, “First let them know you love them. Then pick up a pamphlet at Home Depot’s gardening section. It will tell you all you need to know about caring for your rose bushes, but loving them will be the secret that really has them bloom better and better.
That was a great answer because he meant it. I immediately realized why the whole neighborhood hires Tim as their landscaper, and why we all love him – he is so easy to get along with and we actually feel loved by him. He is so attentive when you ask him questions, and he is never offensive if you complain about how he cut hedges or something else. I never would have seen him as a guru if you did npt point out that they are often someone that is just an ordinary part of your life. Am I being corny? I don’t think so.
Thank you for entering this on your blog website if you do.
Sincerely, Tammy K
I love what your landscaping guru has taught you. Yes, yes, yes, love is the way. My father built a home for the family some sixty years ago. I mean “hands on built it.” He got involved in every aspect of its creation from the foundation to the final brick that was laid on the top of the chimney. Of course he hired a plumber, an electrician and the likes to do the job right, but he was their handiman whenever they needed one. AND, he loved every one of the guys he hired. He truly admired and loved them for their skills, their hard work ethic and their honesty. That love is what had the house built in half the time anticipated and 30% under budget. My mother used to say that my father was never as happy as when he was building that house.
Love can do anything.
Love can do everything
Including help rose bushes bloom fuller.
Thank you for that wonderful reminder, and thank you for sharing your “ordinary guru” story with us, Tammy.
Hey guys … there’s not much I can add to what has been said above. Perhaps you’ve not entertained the idea of love beyond the romantic notion that we see in the movies or read of in romance novels, but love comes in myriad forms and can perform many miracles, can’t it.
Do send in your “ordinary guru” stories so we can learn from you. In the sweetness of sharing a guru story, let there be love as well as gratitude. For in the dewdrop of one simple sharing, you replenish the hearts of the hundreds who read these blogs. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Blessings and LOVE, Rob
PS falling in love isn’t hard; it’s as easy as falling asleep. Relax, and it will happen more and more to you in ways you cannot imagine.