Seems like I'm trending to blog about once or twice a month these days. That's pretty bad... But I'm here now - so... let's do this!
So my brother Joel has this friend Ben who also happens to a semi-famous musician. I may or may not follow Ben on Twitter, and today he tweeted about a blog post that his wife, Hillary, wrote. It piqued my interest so I read it and wow, it was great!
Hillary is a gardener (among other things...), and she basically compared gardening to life. The title of her post was One Thing We Often Forget About Creating a Masterpiece. It was all about how wonderful things (like gardening...) take time. In a world of shortcuts and instant gratification, many good things you have to wait for and persevere through. "I'm afraid we'll lose our appetites for things that can only be made by perseverance and hope and imagination applied over a long period," she said. This really struck a chord with me because I can struggle to want it all right now (I'm sure I'm the only one that struggles with this...) To sum it up, she said:
Growing things that are beautiful and healthy is long work.I'd recommend reading the whole post (because she said things way more eloquently than I ever could) but this really challenged me today, in the best way possible. It reminded me that some of the best things, the most beautiful and healthy, are worth the wait.