Today's Motivation 03/16/2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Today's Motivation:

When you're in a dark place, you tend to think you've been buried. Perhaps you've been planted.


My take: Anyone who has ever had to face a difficult, painful, and dark time in their life can identify with this quotation. When we find ourselves in that so-called dark place, it’s easy to despair. It’s easy to convince ourselves that things will not get better. Not soon. Not ever.

But consider a different way of looking at this burial image. Picture a seed that’s placed in the ground. It’s covered with dirt. It’s dark down there. BUT the seed only has to wait, and growth will come. The burial process becomes the gateway to a new life for the seed.

Remember that though it may seem like we’ve been buried, we may actually have been planted. And that which is planted is destined for growth. So embrace the growth. In fact, it may be that the growth would have never been possible without the hardship that preceded it.

Life is kind of like the game of baseball. A baseball game doesn’t end until the last out of the last inning. One pitch can win the game. One pitch can win the World Series. So don’t give up. Hang in there. Press on. Bet on your future. You may soon find out that you weren’t buried at all. Actually you were planted. And you’re about to enter a new season of growth.

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