Go Grow in a Brick

The weather here–rainy.  Rainy and cold.  Has been for a couple of days and tomorrow won’t be much different.

The folks north of us are preparing for snow.  In Georgia, that’s a pretty serious thing.

So many of my friends all over have been dealing with multiple snow days and hazardous weather conditions.  As a matter of fact, I think my friend in Oregon might be the only one I’ve seen mention how nice the weather is.

And that has me scratching my head.

This morning in the drizzle, Miss Sophie and I ventured out for her morning constitutional.  My fingers were crossed inside my jacket pocket that she would be quick, and we could get back in before we were soaked.

I stood and she sniffed.

And that’s when I saw these little precious ones.

First I noticed this one in the bricks on the backside of our mailbox.....
First I noticed this one in the bricks on the backside of our mailbox…..
and then this wee one.....
and then this wee one…..

Well I’ll be.

And it hit me this morning that this was a message I needed, and you might too.

Do you know what it takes to grow a plant?

I’m going back to my early elementary years, but I’m pretty sure it’s soil, water, and sunlight.

These little guys are lacking two out of those three things.  Sure, there’s been plenty of water, but little sunlight and NO soil.

Well I’ll be.

See, there are folks who would shake their heads and tell me that no, that plant can’t grow there.  These would be the same folks who would tell us that it goes against reason that a bumblebee or a hummingbird can stay in the air.

And yet…..

just like these little flowers (I just know there will be flowers), they can.  And they do.

Every.  Single.  Day.

So today or tomorrow or whenever the next time is that someone tells you that you can’t do something–and you know there will be someone who will, there always is–think about these little plants.

The bright spot in my day. And in my heart.

I can.  I’m not going to let anyone tell me I can’t.

Besides, my Papa killed can’t all those many years ago.

And it’s a good thing he did, because the only time we should be saying “I can’t” is when it comes to something we shouldn’t.  Never doubt you are capable of making something happen.  Set your heart and mind to it, and go for it.  Go grow in a brick.

It’s possible, you know.

Don’t let those naysayers nay you.

Go be you, and know you can.

Love to all.

 

 

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