For today’s square photo, these seeds tumbled my way one day while writing in the yard.
Recently, I was on a walk and saw these tall trees. The one standing high above the rest reminded “me” to stand tall and strong.
Isn’t it cool how so much growth comes from one small, starter seed?
Let us all remember that what we do “to keep our life alive” starts with seed planting. The sum of many parts and the little things add up.
It is not too late to start tackling that dream you always had. It is not too late to start that hobby you maybe just mused over. Or maybe it is time to start playing that instrument you only thought about playing in grade school – you know – where maybe you felt like you already missed the boat by the time you made it to high school? sigh Or maybe you need to turn that hobby into a small business. Maybe it is time.
Consider the Colonel Sanders story:
Did you know that Colonel Sanders was 65 when he started KFC? He had passion, grit, and a serious need for money. He had an idea that combined with years of seasoning – to all come together as he hit the pavement and went town to town pitching his idea about fried chicken. This was long before the crappy and dangerous canola and vegetable oils hit the market, but Colonel Sanders took years of living to get moving on an idea and help his retirement. Stop feeling like you missed the boat (if you feel that way) and maybe start thinking about something that can enrich your life – something unique for you. It might not be a business – but think about some seeds you can plant to make 2021 have growth that helps you thrive.
More of the Sanders story:
“At the age of 65, Colonel Harland Sanders was facing a crisis. Like many older adults today, he was looking at an uncertain future. His restaurant had failed and he was left only with his savings and the prospect of a $105 monthly Social Security check.”
Regardless of the number of times that Colonel Sanders was rejected, Colonel Sanders story should give all of us hope.” Source
Now okay, it might be too late for some dreams and goals – because life circumstances dictate realistic limits – but you get the message here, right? We all have small and large “great works” that make up our life’s essence. Some folks feel old at 30, some feel limited at 40 – and some just do not realize their energy and current potential.
Let us remember how Satchel Paige talked about age: “Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” I also think of this “age topic” because recently TobyMac (A Christian hip-hop kind of singer) made an album that is one of my favorite albums. And I got to thinking – what if TobyMac said he was too old to make that kind of music? What if he let “agism” stain his thoughts and actions? What if he let faulty perceptions of being “too old” creep in and make him start doing something he thought he needed to do because of age. Instead, my friends, TobyMac stayed doing what he does so well – his style of music (that I dd not really like with the earlier stuff) but he stayed doing what he does — and it led to some of his greatest works (IMO).
Does this inspire you even a little to keep in mind that you have some “great work” to still do? Maybe not starting a business – or making an album — maybe nothing too grand — but truly great! You are not done yet and things will unfold when you stay doing what you do?
So keep on keeping on… 🙂
Closing TobyMac song: