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Grow like weeds

When I was young, I used to love picking the white feathery stem of the dandelion. I would close my eyes, make a wish as I blew off the feathers. As an adult, I learned that my childish wishes caused more weeds to spread, grow and take over other lawns.

When we think of weeds, we are often filled with negative thoughts about how weeds grow and take over where lush green grass or flower gardens should grow. We are told to pluck them up or spray them down to stunt their growth but no matter what we do, the weeds are resilient.

We all have a purpose, whether it is seen by others or not. Weeds are not just a nuisance. I read that dandelions have herb-like qualities (no lie, look it up). Weeds have abundant seed productivity, they establish themselves quickly and spread easily, and even in times when conditions are not perfect, they wait until it’s their time to shine.

This year, I challenge you to grow like weeds. Find your purpose and stand by it. Be productive and innovative. Find your place and make it your home away from home and if you find things are not going your way, keep working until your hard work works for you.

I leave you with this quote:

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except learning how to grow in rows.

Doug Larson

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