Monday, January 07, 2008

Lightening, Tornados, OH MY

Tuesday Post 15 min to midnight, am posting now as we have Tornado warnings and don't know if we'll have electricity tomorrow!
1" hail in Mt. Pleasant!! 58 degrees in Mid Michigan On JANUARY 6th!! How bizarre is that!! Craig at Puntabulous may not have to shovel my driveway after all--its all melting!!

Seeds Of Life . . .

Two seeds lay side by side in the fertile spring soil……
The first seed said; I want to grow! I want to send my roots in the soil beneath me, and thrust my sprouts through the earth’s crust above me….I want to unfurl my tender buds like banners to announce the arrival of spring…I want to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and the blessing of the morning dew on my petals.
And so she grew……

The second seed said; I am afraid if I send my roots into the ground below..I don't know what I will encounter in the dark. If I push my way through the hard soil above me I may damage my delicate sprouts…what if I let my buds open and a snail tries to eat them? And if I were to open my blossoms, a small child may pull me from the ground. No, it is much better for me to wait until it is safe.
And so she waited….
A yard hen scratching around in the early spring ground for food found the waiting seed and promptly ate it.
~ Unknown

MORAL OF THE STORY… Those of us who refuse to risk and grow get swallowed up by life.


The Dairy Wife said...

I love that little story. Do you mind if I post that today? I think I will and I'll refer back to here.

I was reading an old post of mine and saw your comment about shattered dreams and miscarriage ... and I just wanted to tell you that I'm sorry you experienced that. It's hard isn't it? It always stays with you.

I think I'll peek around for a while here ..


The Dairy Wife said...

by the way, we had the same storms terrorizing us here in Indiana yesterday evening ...