Get out of the box . . .

Out of the Box . . .

Last week, I bought a box of Asiatic lilies—20 bulbs in an assortment of delicious colors. Saturday dawned bright and sunny—after several days of clouds and rain—so I pulled on old clothes and headed out to plant them.

I gathered tools, mulch, and my box of bulbs and got ready to work. On my knees in the dirt, I opened the box, and pulled out the inside bag. To my surprise, those bulbs were already growing, sending sprouts out to twine and tangle up with all the other sprouts. I gently untangled and planted my eager-beaver bulbs, but it got me thinking.

Are you that ready to grow and bloom?

Or are you being held back–stuck inside a green plastic bag, inside a cardboard box?

There’s an old saying that a journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step. Whatever your goals, take one baby step on your journey today. Stretch those muscles or little grey cells.

Looking to improve fitness or lose weight? Take a walk around the block.

Want to go to grad school? Do an on-line search.

Want to learn a new hobby? A new language? How to do your own taxes? Go to the library and find a book.

Whatever your dream or desire, brainstorm ways to get there, and then take one first step towards accomplishing it. Remember, the first step is always the hardest.

Get out of your box and bloom.

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About Christine

I am a mom, grandmom, wife, sister, daughter, Christian, and writer. I love my family, Jesus, traveling, reading, sewing, gardening, adventure, and photography. My life is a journey, as is yours. Travel with me through my journeys as a writer, a Christ-follower, a wanderer across the land. Let's explore together.
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