Quote of the day.
If we plant a handful of seeds into the ground, we cannot predict how tall and strong they’ll grow. Some might grow more than others. But if we nurture them with love and care, we may find different results. More will grow than not. It’s the same with us. We might be planted in this world in particular conditions. But that doesn’t define who we are or how successful we are. We define that. If we’re willing to put the time in, if we’re willing to take care of ourselves, and most importantly, if we’re willing to believe in ourselves, we’ll exceed what we might have once been deemed capable of. We’re more than our circumstances. We’re our passion, our persistence and our positivity. If we stick it out in the darkness, we’ll quickly find the light.
Sometimes the only person we can count on is ourselves. Sometimes we forget and neglect ourselves. Sometimes we don’t give ourselves enough time and energy. We need to start investing in ourselves, because we matter. Whether that’s to study further, put the time in, set expectations, take a break, try something new, cut out mouldy relationships or practice a sport, there are little choices we make that favour us or hinder us. And choosing to lessen our worth will never get us anywhere. The seeds will only grow if you keep watering them.
Sometimes life doesn’t make any sense. But we have to embrace it nonetheless. To boost our confidence, we have to face what terrifies us most. To build effortless relationships, we have to put the work in. To appreciate the beauty of life, we have to witness its cruelty. To propel forwards, we have to swing backwards. We have to trust that it will all fall into place. We might not reap the harvest we wish for every day, but the seeds we sow now will grow into the plants for the picking later.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but the seeds that you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson