The Miracle of the Seed
Holding a seed in your hand is to contemplate a miracle. Water and light can make a tiny spec become a beautiful blossom or precious nourishment. You bury this tiny thing in the dirt, and a couple of weeks later, you see a sprout of green pushing its way up to the sun.
Two or three months later, you find yourself picking green beans, tomatoes, or cucumbers off a plant.
It’s mind-boggling when you think about it.
As I contemplated this amazement of life, I wondered if there was a way to apply this miracle to my own life. Could I grow a good habit or good thoughts the way a seed grows steadily from the dirt?
Now the first thing to remember is that it must be good dirt. Sand or rocky soil won’t cut it. Rich soil is the key. I guess that means that for a habit to form, it must have a good foundation too. It must be a habit that will cause improvement. It must be done during the time of day when I don’t have other distractions to take away from it. I must have a cue to remind myself every day that I have to do this new thing.
I have to trust that, just like the sun and the rain helps the seed to grow and rise up, my daily commitment will make my habit become a part of who I am.
Thinking about this, I’m excited to try.
New habit – here I come!