Seeds are planted, watered and given light. The seeds take the nurients in the invironment around them and slowly, and every so gently grow. They grow despite being buried and in the darkness, sraight up, through the dirt, up to the Sun.

And isn’t that the same with us, in our lives? We are planted Where We Are, we take whatever nutrients are available and despite the odds, we grow. We grow into the beautiful and complex organisms that we are meant to be. With a little bit of love, a little bit of sun, and a little bit of dirt along the way.

And that is where I find myself now. Since being planted here in Texas, it seems that the ground is very fertile for all the nutrients needed to grow a good and wonderful and happy life. It’s also very stable ground on which to build a firm foundation for that life to grow.

And something else I found out, is that all the dirt from the past few years has only made growth more possible. As a matter of fact, honestly there would not be so much growth now if it weren’t for all those hard times. Does hard times have allowed me not only to grow stronger in this fertile ground, but also to be more appreciative of the Sun and all the good things around me.

When I laugh now it comes from a deeper place than it did before, when I smile it’s from the tip of my toes all the way to the top of my head. The way that I feel is so much deeper than it was before. I can only be thankful and grateful for all this life has given me, and all the good and all the bad.

Life is short. Appreciate your blessings and watch your life grow!