I love cherries. My Beloved bought and planted two cherry trees for me. One is healthy, growing fast, and had a big first crop of cherries this year. The second tree is tiny. Shortly after it was planted it partially shriveled up and I thought it would die. I’d pretty much given up on it. Our home remodeling project is about to begin and I told Heidi it would be fine with me if the tiny tree was taken out during the construction project. It seemed highly unlikely it would bear fruit this season, and perhaps ever. With Heidi’s continued TLC it stayed alive but remained less than half the height and a quarter of the volume of the other tree.
I recently noticed Tiny Tree proudly displaying a single cherry. It was as if with mighty effort a lone cherry was the best it could do. But there was something about that effort and accomplishment that inspired a change of heart in me. I’m now going to leaf him where he is. I like rooting for the little guy. Puns aside, I believe life is like that. When we make the extra effort and do our best the universe seems to root for us and often offers extra support and TLC to help keep us going and growing.
May your days be filled with blessings.