G is for Gumption…which is courage, initiative, and resourcefulness.
A $20 Amazon Gift card waits on the line for those of you who bravely go where no man or woman has ever gone before (basically a whole month of alphabet posts with me). So far, there are 7 or 8 of you who have shown true gumption–or stick-to-it-iveness (is that a word?).
Congratulations to those of you who’ve kept up with each post last week and now going into week 2. Keep reading with Gusto. I will hereby crown you Gumption Gumbys.
Another G word that requires Gumption is Gardening.
Now that spring is here, it’s time to start thinking about the yard again. I love gardens, but find my gumption running low by August after spending several months weeding and trying to keep up with zucchini, tomatoes, strawberries, peppers and watermelon. This year I’m adding berries to the mix. Let’s see if I can NOT kill them. Here’s a picture of how Ginger helps while I’m weeding, hoeing, or doing other Gardening tasks. She is the Golden Garden Guru, keeping me on task.
Ginger: “Say! I think I see a nasty weed by that tomato. Yes…there. Good job. Now to your right. There’s another one.”
How can I not succeed with my own personal Garden Guru pushing me to high Gumption perfection. I’m hoping my gumption lasts through September this year. We’ll see. Do you have a garden? And how does your garden grow (Mary Quite Contrary–that’s how I feel come August)? What do you have Gumption to do?