While at the checkout counter I saw a rack of these. How interesting.
This small packet has planted an idea.
Later I discover this at another store. It is a Sunflower Grow Kit.
This kit contains everything needed to successfully grow a sunflower. It includes the pot, seeds, growing medium, and instructions. I must supply the water, sunshine, and attention.
“Too bad they don’t sell People Grow Kits”, I muse as a new thought begins to take root, “but they don’t need to. I have within me, my own little Grow Kit.”
I possess all that I need to change or begin anew at any time I choose. It starts with an idea and the desire; the seeds of change.
And it’s all up to me.
I can’t just toss something into the dirt and wait for a flower to sprout. That’s like wanting a better life and expecting the wishing to make it so. No, it requires thought and some work.
I am responsible for gathering the necessary tools. I must prepare myself to be the dark, rich soil from which all things will grow, and choose healthy, loving people who will help nourish me. God will provide the light and the life.
But growth can be painful. And sometimes I’m like a teething puppy who constantly chews to relieve painful gums, and my development is uncomfortable not only for me, but for those around me.
April marks one year that I am clean of the fog and sedation of unnecessary prescription drugs. One year clean . . . after nearly 40 years of addiction. It has been a year of challenge that hasn’t been easy.
But it certainly has been worth it.
“Every moment is another chance to turn it all around.” – From the movie, Vanilla Sky.
New growth is new life. And hope. A fresh start.
We are never too old and it is never too late.
Photograph by Renske de Jong (from the Netherlands); amazing photographer, artist, & friend.