You can learn a lot from everyday things if you’re paying attention. Over the weekend I learned a little bit about myself… all because of a potted planted.
You see, the plant had been in the sun and hadn’t been watered. It was dry, wilted, and beat up by the wind. I was worried that we might have killed it.
I gave it a couple cups of water and hoped for the best. Later in the day when I returned to check on it. I was surprised at what I found… a plant that looked nothing like the one I left.
It was vibrant and full of life! In fact, I think it looked the better than it ever had. That plant had been restored by some water and afternoon shade.
I started to compare myself to that plant. There are times when I get run down (both physically and mentally). Times where I’m sure I start to look a little rough.
That got me thinking about what restores me. What brings me back to life. I came up with three things:
- Listening to Christian music. It’s very up-lifting. Positive with a message of hope.
- Writing. I’m happy when I’m writing and it helps me process and think.
- Family dinners. When my wife, kids, and I share a meal around the table it reminds me of everything that’s good and important in my life.