A couple of weeks ago I came across a quote, 'Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground!'
I remembered it because it made me laugh and also presents a deep and pertinent truth. It is especially relevant in today's difficult times.It set me thinking about when you have goals, visions that take a tremendous amount of effort to achieve, that are so much bigger than your self and your meagre resources.
How energizing it is to get encouragement and affirmation! And how different from being told to be 'realistic' and let go of cherished dreams. I feel such tremendous gratitude toward those who have been great sources of strength to me over the years.
Last year I received a tiny oak tree rescued from a friend's garden. It would have been thrown away in their big clear-up, so she gave it to me.
I planted it safely in an old earthenware pot. (Yesterday's nut in a cracked pot!)
Believe in your dreams, friends ...
... and hold your ground!