Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Waterin' the 'Maters

I just watered the tomatoes we’re growing in pots in the back yard. Tomatoes are one of those plants that need a lot of water. If you’re not pretty diligent about keeping them hydrated they’ll quickly wither and die.

I’m not sure if other plants being “hearty” is a great thing. It doesn’t take much to grow milkweed or kudzu, but I’m fairly certain that a milkweed or kudzu sandwich doesn’t come close to the glory of a ‘mater-sammich on white bread with Duke’s mayonnaise and salt and pepper.

Some things need more attention. In certain areas of life, WE need more attention. As I get older, I become more convinced that if you come across someone who understands the areas of life in which you need more attention, and they are willing to offer it, life gets easier, happier and more satisfying.

And, just as important if not more so, if you know the areas of your life that need more attention and YOU can make sure you get it—fitness, learning, worship—life may seem more challenging, but it will certainly be more satisfying and fun.

Don’t come up with a laundry list of life areas to change. Pick a couple and do two things: Write them down (there’s a power to writing things down. It seems the universe starts lining up to help you with them) and read one thing today about how to improve that area. 

In fact, here’s a clue: Pick one area of improvement. Go online and search “10 Ways to Improve (Your Area).” You’ll be amazed at what comes up.

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