It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Chapter 8, Page 30, Book 17


Grass is a symbol of perpetual growth--its blades like a long green ribbon, streaming from the sod into the summer, checked indeed by the frost, but anon pushing on again.
Henry David Thoreau.


I’ve heard the wind whispering that life is greener on the other side of the meadow.

A lesson from the lawn.

Imagine if a blade of grass decided it had had enough. It was done with having its head snipped off every weekend and its seeds – its future – cut off in their prime. Who could blame it?

Yet, what does that ol’ blade of grass do? It doesn’t say:  I give up! I’m getting nowhere! It just keeps on growing. It continually takes in the energy from the sunlight and magically converts carbon dioxide from the air into food to make more leaves and more seeds.

A blade of grass is resilient.

You too, can learn to be as resilient as the grass. You may be cut down on a regular basis, yet your strength is in standing up, dusting yourself off, and starting all over again. Even when grass is covered in concrete, it finds a way to grow up through the cracks.


No matter how old we get we really never stop growing.  Sometimes we go dormant for awhile, but sooner or later we make a come back.

Take a leaf out of the grass’ book: keep on growing.

Be like the single blade of grass. For she too has been trampled on, mowed down and hit with such bitterly cold stretches that she had to shut down to survive. Yet still she stands upright with dignity, knowing that she endures and still she dances with the wind. 

Sandra Kring

4 comments:

betty said...

I like the thought of a blade of grass being resilient, going to definitely keep that in mind when going through tough times.

Betty

jack69 said...

That is good, one of the thinking ones. Like your grass/Life appraisal. Good! From North Carolina this day.

Mevely317 said...

What a cute analogy! ... Sometimes I wish our grass wasn't so determined! :)

TARYTERRE said...

an interesting analogy. grass does grow and grow no matter what. "Be like the single blade of grass. For she too has been trampled on, mowed down and hit with such bitterly cold stretches that she had to shut down to survive."