In this world of achievers and go-getters, do you ever wonder what difference you could possibly make? Do you feel too average, too ordinary, too old, too invisible?
If so, I’d encourage you to eat an apple, and when you get to the core, stop and look at a seed.
The miracle of one little seed.
Have you ever stopped to think about what can result from a tiny apple seed?
One little seed can produce an apple tree. An apple tree, over it’s lifetime, generally produces between 7,500 and 12,000 apples. And a typical apple contains 10 to 12 seeds. Each of those seeds could become a tree yielding 7,500 to 12,000 apples. Yes, the numbers quickly become mind boggling.
One little seed really does represent a miracle in the making.
And what does an apple seed have to do with you?
Each one of us holds the seeds of potential. Each person is unique…with different fingerprints…different passions…different promise. How many ideas or dreams do you discount, thinking “oh, that will never work.” How will you know unless you try?
Whether you are 8 or 80, you can make a difference in this world. Thomas Edison once said: “If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” That includes YOU!
As you step into 2015, what seeds will you be sowing?
It could be the seed of a dream. Perhaps it’s a message that you feel called to share, a book you are determined to write or a movement you are trying to launch. Perhaps your seed is as simple and beautiful as loving your neighbor. Encouraging someone who is alone. Comforting someone who is grieving. Doing something thoughtful for one who can’t return the favor.
Whatever that little seed is within you, let 2015 be the year it gets sowed!
Here are a few tips for aspiring seed sowers:
So go sow those seeds. Pursue those dreams. Dare to fail. Make a difference. You’re here for a purpose, and your seeds of promise really matter.
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