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How can we expect a harvest of thought who have not had a seedtime of character?
-- Henry David Thoreau


Friday, October 13, 2000

Something will grow

Something will grow in the garden of your life today. Will it be an unsightly weed or a beautiful flower? Will it be what you’ve planned and created by your thoughts and actions, or will it simply be what you’ve allowed by your carelessness and lack of clear direction.

Whatever you plant will grow in the fertile ground that is today. Fail to plant, fail to tend the garden, and something will still grow there. But it probably won’t be to your liking.

Walking through a neighborhood, it is easy to spot the gardens which are carefully and lovingly tended. They’re the bright and bountiful ones. Likewise, a life that’s well tended is filled with the bright, beautiful rewards of that care and effort.

What will grow in your life today? The fertile ground is waiting for the seed of your purpose and the care of your commitment. Today you can grow something of value and beauty. Just decide to make it so right now.

— Ralph Marston

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