Consider your life a garden. With the right amount of tender, love and care, it can be a happy and beautiful place. But without it, you'll find it starting to look grim and dark. The flowers with which you plant your garden are the people you surround yourself with. Your coworkers, friends, significant other, etc. Bright and cheerful flowers lead to a healthy and beautiful garden.
But there are often times where, what may seem like beautiful flowers, will actually be weeds. They overcrowd your garden, making it chaotic and often times, make your loving and beautiful flowers wilt. If you don't weed your garden of them, you'll find your beautiful flowers may fade away, making your once happy and safe garden, into a swamp. Your garden should be cherished by all those who inhabit it.
Your life is the same way.
As you go through your life, you learn time and time again that, people come and they go. Sometimes on their own while other times you have to be the one to weed them out. It's hard, you'll stand there and think you've finally perfected it. Your garden looks just how you always wanted it, you couldn't be happier. Months, even years can go by and you find that, that beautiful flower you once planted, was actually a weed. It was starting to darken your garden, making what was once happy, sad.
Some weeds will go quietly and can be easily yanked from the soil. Others may need a bit of tugging, and you may even be sore from the work it took to remove it from the garden. Those are the hardest. It may even take you a bit of time to get rid of the weed too. There will be some days where you throw your gloves on the ground and give up.
You can never stop weeding you garden.
From a young age up until you're older, you will continue to find yourself weeding out the flowers that once made your garden beautiful. If those flowers don't continue to make you smile when you look out the window to your garden, you need to pull them out and plant new ones. There are many flowers that will stay in your garden, keeping it alive through all the weeding it may take. Making it strong when the winds get tough.
Not everyone in your life is permanent. Often you'll find there are more fake flowers in your garden then there are real ones. But the real ones are what keep your garden happy and healthy, even in the times where the rain never seems to stop.
Weed your garden every chance you get. It may be a challenge. It may hurt afterwards. But the life that is your garden will thank you later.