Quote of the day for Wednesday, May 31, 2017
”The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” – Napoleon Hill
We had a severe drought a few years back. Other gardeners fretted over their plants trying to keep them alive. I didn’t worry about mine.
When we planted the garden, we chose plants that could survive on their own – or at least the ones we kept where the ones that survived on their own. There was no special watering plan or feeding procedure. We put the plants in the ground and wished them the best.
It might sound harsh, but I wanted plants that could handle the environment and not plants that needed to be handled.
For me, this is life. We either learn how to handle the environment around us – swaying and bending in the winds of the storms – or I am handled by the environment and my life is dictated by the moment.
Endurance teaches me to be the handler and not the one being handled.