The sun sets on another day…
I was looking at the garden and considering all the cucumbers I had been pulling out of there. As usual I went completely sideways and ended up at a new series of thoughts.
Every considered how a cucumber is a lot like a life? Well, the life of a cucumber. This will be a weird one for you if you haven’t.
Whether from seed or small plant the life of a cucumber starts small. The beginning is critical. Does it get enough water, good soil? A list that we take for granted is in the balance. As it grows cucumbers put out shoots and start taking over an area. If you are lucky you can guide them to climb a fence so the cukes are easier to pick, but if it takes off (as mine have) it will go everywhere. The actual cucumbers pop up in random places everywhere and you end up with little jewels. Some are just right, some are a little bitter sometimes, and some are sweet and amazing. If they are lucky the vines just keep going and they are everywhere. In fall, they leave their mark and can either fade away, or have enough cucumbers left to start again next year.
People, we are similar. When little we need some help. Teachers, friends, others help set us on our path, and then a lot happens. We start to make decisions, build ideas and branch out. Some of us influence large areas, and some not so much. Some of us latch on to the wrong items and cannot grow, and some of us spread wide and bear fruit. As we do so we offer the hope for a return, the hope for more.
I know this is all weird but it just struck me as funny considering my cucumber plant was taking over the world, and we could as well.
So as the sun sets on another day, be a sweet cucumber and lay the pathways for positivity. Along the way, try not to attack the garden cart or overpower the tomatoes, but instead find a way to share with others, and make their day a little better as well. After all, it is always nicer when we are all together, right? Find the way then be an example, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and have a cucumber…