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A Goat-head Weed

If you have never heard of this weed that only means you are blessed to live in a place where other plants can grow well because the climate is either very nice or you have humidity. This plant thrives where nothing else does so for those of us that know this dreaded plant you understand the pain of having it over take your yard or the massive pain from stepping on one of the stickers that make walking on hot coals look like a piece of cake.


As this weed grows it spreads like an octopus and its tentacles. It blooms small yellow flowers and to the person that does not know this awful plant you would think it looks almost pretty but don’t be fooled that is where the thorn like no other will grow.

This thorn is in the shape of a goats heat with points on each end of the head. It can take down the strongest person and flatten the best of any bike tire.  My children learned to stay on the side-walk thanks to this plant but even then you aren’t a 100 percent safe.

I noticed this plant the other morning on my walk and thought where did that come from? I love weeding and thought I stayed on top of it but no I had one of the worst weeds to pull growing at the end of my drive way by the side-walk. I hadn’t noticed it before and knew that when I came home I would need to pull it.

I went to pull weeds because when you go to pull one you see all the little ones that are coming and I realized that goat-head I had pulled a few weeks ago but left some of the root. Now it was back bigger than ever with yellow flowers that will turn into thorns that will fall off harming everyone in its path.

That got me thinking again on our thoughts.

I have a certain thought that is just like that goat-head. I think I have dealt with it all seems fine but out of nowhere I feel hurt or have anger that comes out and I think what happened but its my goat-head that I have left part of its root and it began to grow even larger, if I don’t take care of it then it will grow some awful thorns that shed off harming others.

I have been slacking off with the weeding of my house and thoughts but I am sure I’m not alone.


Proverbs 4:23
” Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.


“Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds. – Ritu Ghatourey






Hi, I'm Gwyn a entrepreneur, mom of 2 and a grandma of 2! I had been married for a long time to an abusive alcoholic, this left me feeling broken and forgetting who I really was. I started gwyns day 1 as a way for me to share the awesome way God can heal, restore and give a wonderful life full of purpose and joy. My greatest passion is my family but also helping others . With this blog I hope to share uplifting quotes and stories for a healthy mind body and soul life style, as well as fun with crafts and recipes. Here is my mantra and the whole reason for the name of this blog, what a great reminder that every day is a brand new day we can start fresh and do better. Day One Matthew West from the album Live Forever Buy on Amazon | iTunes

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