I’d like to hope that my passions and beliefs in life could not only serve as an internal motivation, but could actually transpire into a different kind of world: one to be excited about, to be apart of, to participate in. My wife and I had a small tree in the front yard of one of our first houses. The tree looked great for awhile, but one day we looked up and the leaves looked different, somewhat tired and wrinkled. A few months went by and they were sort of, well falling off. We tried to revive the thing, water it, fertilize it, but nothing happened. So we just got used to it. It became normal. Though sad looking, normal.
It seems like life can be the same way. We get excited about new things and new vision, and then life happens. In the same way the harsh weather, hot sun and an irresponsible young home owner can be rough on a small tree, life happens to us and can steal our joy, sense of purpose and our impact here on earth. A life so full and healthy can often become just like that tree, sick and sad. I don’t know about you, but I don’t really want to settle for this type of life. The way it could be is…..different.
It may take a lot of believing, a little work and the right conditions, but just like that tree, I think life can be both beautiful and full. How about you? Are you going to settle in life? Can you see a place with hope and passion with lives that hold significance? Can you see a change in the seasons coming or have you been in the same season for a little too long? Drop me a line… Life- it could be different. Your life, sustaining and inspiring- the way it could be.