"The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity. But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance." – Luke 8:14-15
What does the plant in above photo signify? - new beginnings, humble beginnings, something to look forward to?
One of the habits I've picked up in recent years is that of growing plants around the house. It's exciting in many ways to watch them grow and bloom. They are a sign of life. What I particularly love about live plants is how they infuse the atmosphere of any home or office with a sense of well-being and freshness.
Whenever my plants outgrow a pot, I tend to divide them up, giving the younger ones a new home where they will be tended. Separation from the parent plant can sometimes be risky as the young roots may not grip unto new soil on time, leading to them drying up. However, these young ones more often than not, make it and develop into sometimes bigger plants than the parent as months go by.
So today, please permit me to share with you a photo of my youngest plant. She will be sitting in the home office area. I look forward to watering her, making sure she gets enough sunlight and tending to her as needed. I am especially stoked about watching her grow.
I will be reporting back on her progress.
Of course, you know on Blog Face2Face, we relate these day-to-day experiences to our success journey.
The seeds of dreams often start off small, they germinate, sprout, then grow, they blossom and flower depending on the season — as we do our part by consistently working on & with them.
Have you noticed that plants do not 'grow' backwards, or smaller — or even become stagnant? Instead, in soaking in water, sunlight and other important nutrients, they get bigger, flourishing forward – steadily. Come to think of it, isn't building our dreams really this simple as well?
Let's take a moment to take stock of our lives. Are we growing in the direction of our dreams, are we patient in nurturing those dreams, are we consistent in our handwork, are we optimistic about the future? If your answer is 'yes' to all above questions, please give yourself a handshake … hmmm, how possible is that? OK, pat yourself on the back.
Thank you for reading and cheers to your success!