It’s been a long few weeks filled with weeding, travel, baseball, laundry, school events, and the schedule shuffle. For the most part it has been a great time, albeit it a bit of a challenge.
Having had a recent surgery, I was told that I needed to limit my activity… dramatically. I can say that was beyond frustrating. Few that are close to me can say that they are surprised that when given the chance to “move about the cabin freely” I seized the day.
Copyright: Shy Willow
We’ve been putting away school curriculum, weeding, planting, spring cleaning, veggie gardening and filling our days with the most excitement that we can.
This past week I had the pleasure of working one of the flower beds with Sweet Pea who now as a blooming 8 year old herself, is full of life and finding great satisfaction in helping others through acts of service. We were talking about the excitement of knowing that we had planted seeds in the soil, while everyone else would be surprised by the new sprouts.
As teachable moments often occur, we discussed how people often are the same way. People possess beautiful hidden potential that few can see, which springs from them at different times in life. We talked about how that potential is a persons strengths and gifts and the hidden beauty that we as people often do not see from day to day. We agreed that this is exactly why we should not judge a person, or label them, or even focus on a persons sin, after all if we judge our flower bed for the weeds, or the flower plants that have not bloomed, or even for the seeds who have yet to sprout we are going to always be seeing life for a fraction of the beauty it holds.
Here is hoping that you see the potential in yourself, the people in your life, and of course the sweet smelling soil all around you.
*originally published on amomshandbook.com