Thursday, August 16, 2012
I love to work in my yard. I love flowers, birds, butterflies, clouds, sunshine, rain and even snow. I just love the outdoors. I have a raised bed in the back of my house and this year in one corner I planted a whole package of sunflower seeds. Only one came up. It grew and grew. The leaves got huge. It grew TALL. I began to think I was only going to have leaves then I saw something new forming. In about a week I was certain it would be a flower. It took another 2 weeks for that to open up and reveal the gorgeous bloom.
It was worth the wait.
Our journey is much like this sunflower. It takes TIME There is much work that doesn't seem to show progress but it's moving slowly along to a glorious "reveal". Like my seeds (I sowed a pkg. and got ONE) it may take several attempts to get headed the right direction.
Like the leaves and stem that had to grow strong and tall to support the flower you will have to invest time in exercise and nutrition to achieve your goal. Some of the aspects (drinking water, getting sleep, moving your body, building lean muscle) may not seem like direct steps toward weight loss but they are essential parts!
Your journey will take time. I planted this seed May 15th. It's now August 16! THREE months. I had to wait all that time for ONE flower but isn't it glorious?
So when you feel like the journey is taking forever and you are wondering if all the effort is worth it just remember my sunflower.