Perfection – I Almost Missed It

I hope you read the Article of the Week from last week.  If you missed it, click here to read it.

Perfection In a Plant

I talked about the perfection in a plant and how easily we can all see it.  When you observe a plant that is wilting, what questions automatically come to your mind?  Is it getting enough water?  Is it getting enough sunlight?  Is it protected from environmental stress – abnormal temperatures or wind?  Is the soil healthy?
And sometimes life offers you examples, and sometimes hits you in the face to make sure you’re paying attention.

I Almost Missed It

My wife bought some small vegetable plants for our garden last week – tomatoes, cucumbers, kale, herbs and few others.  The long weekend was very hot and they hadn’t gotten planted in the ground yet.  Take a wild guess what happened?  Wilty plants!  I mean really wilty.  The one tomato plant was completely limp lying flat on the ground and looked like it was going to end up in the compost bin.  I told her it was toast.
Then I remembered the Article of the Week….that I wrote.  Funny how that happens.  I took the plant inside, out of the hot sun (which it wasn’t used to yet) and gave it a good soaking with water.  Within about 20 minutes, it was standing up tall, looking healthy and ready to be planted.  I almost missed it!

Here’s what I was reminded of:

There is an incredible capacity in living things to adapt, heal and press on, as long as they have the right environment.  You’ve probably seen the image of a fallen tree that adapted, and all of its leaves began to grow on only one side of the tree toward the sunshine.
Don’t forget the lessons you’ve learned.  As simple as it was, I wasn’t even listening to the advice I had just given.  Learn from yourself and others.  You don’t need to reinvent the wheel.
You are made to heal.  There is an incredible power housed in you that was breathed into you when you were conceived.  Your nerve system experiences the world around you and adapts, or doesn’t.  If your brain doesn’t receive correct and accurate information about your environment, there is no way it can respond properly.  A healthy functioning nerve system determines how well you heal when stresses arise.


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