Wednesday, January 04, 2012
I like to give seedlings to those just starting out on their life-style change. To me it represents that with proper nurturing, that seedling can one day become a tree.
The roots grow the fastest and strongest. For us, that is learning the basics and applying them. I've heard it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Just the habit of trading off a pint or pop for a couple of glasses of flavored water is an example.
The trunk begins to get stronger. It needs to - one day it will hold braches high into the sky. The branches, in turn, will hold leaves.
It takes time for the process. There are seasons the tree will have spurts of growth or times of resting for the next season. There are rainy seasons and dry spells.
This journey requires patience, love, and determination. I don't know if trees in a forest support each other like Sparkers do. It would be a shame if one didn't.