I have growing in my life a garden of trees called decisions.  These trees were planted by the choices I have made.  I eat fruit daily from this garden.  Some trees bear fruit long after I think they should have stopped.  Some fruit is sweet and some of it is bitter.  There is no digging up these trees.  They are here to stay.  Some of these trees I am very happy about planting, and of course there are some that do not make me happy.  But they are my garden.  I own it.  I take responsibility for it.  There is one more tree in my garden that I did not plant.  It is the Tree of Life.  Eating it makes me forget the bitter.  This tree tastes sweet, like unconditional love and merciful forgiveness.  I would be dead without this Tree!