“A garden is a friend you can visit anytime.” – Anonymous

Security, privacy, and protection are reasons why we build fences. In a garden, a fence keeps critters and clumsy feet from damaging the plants.  A fence can also add a beautiful boundary around the space. Yet, be mindful what you keep out. A wise gardener built a fence to keep the deer and bunnies away, but he always had a gate so his neighbors, family and friends could come right in and grab a bunch of flowers, pick some ripe tomatoes, or cultivate a conversation. Fences make good neighbors if they have a gate.

Daily Practice: Where have you built a fence in your life?  Does it have a gate?