HOW SEEDS TAUGHT ME A MUCH NEEDED LESSON

There’s a little spot at the cornerof our flower gardenthat I thought would be a perfectlocation for a zucchini plant.It would have lots of roomto happily sprawl as it wished.I planted two seeds and gently tapped the soilas though to bless the potentialthat was now beneath the surface.Each morning, with coffee in hand,I walk the flower garden to enjoy the blooms and birds.Each morning, after“the planting,”I stopped to see if the seeds had emerged.Nothing.Morning after morning I stopped.Nothing.I went back and read the seed packet.Those seeds should have germinated by now.”Should have.”I blamed bad seeds….I had been given duds.I blamed the birds.They must … Continue reading HOW SEEDS TAUGHT ME A MUCH NEEDED LESSON

A WORM TAUGHT ME A LESSON

I watched a worm today. It crawled across my driveway. Such persistence, I thought. The sun was pounding the driveway with sweltering summer heat, making the cement hot and dry. But the worm crawled anyway, inch by inch. Such determination, I thought. I guess it could have waited until the cool of the night. But it chose to not delay. No putting till tomorrow what it could do today. Such discipline, I thought. I needed the lesson the worm taught me today as it crawled with such purpose across my driveway. There are things I need to get done, things … Continue reading A WORM TAUGHT ME A LESSON