Planting the Seeds of Hope

I believe that we are all seeking something more in life. It may be more love, or friendship or good health the point is we are seekers of something greater than we have right now. Let us not forget that we are all on a journey some of us have been fortunate to have a life of great joy and abundance while others may be struggling and feeling defeated. That is why I believe that whenever possible, it would behoove each one of us to plant a seed of hope and possibilities for others. Give encouragement and offer words of wisdom.

Each one of us has the capacity to help others even while we are helping ourselves by being thoughtful, showing an example of kindness and being considerate of someone else's beliefs, philosophy and/or physical appearance.

I myself have been guilty of looking at someone and making a judgment only to catch myself and say Why? Just because someone else doesn't have the same physical appearance as me, maybe their body language turns me off or their lack of manners leaves distaste in my heart. The fact is I do not know where they are on their journey and I don't have a clear picture of what their experiences have been. We have often been told not to judge others if we don't want to be judged. That is great advice!

Maybe it is time to shift attitudes and beliefs and start planting seeds of hope and new possibilities towards others as well as for ourselves. A sense of warmth and respect goes a long way even if you do not agree. Because we are all made in the image of God and have been placed on this planet to express ourselves in a peaceful and healthy manner. Seeds are powerful when planted in fertile soil with an open heart and nurturing hands.

Researchers found seeds that are over 4,000 years old in various regions of the world and when they took those seeds and planted them, they sprouted.

Each one of us have seeds that are planted deep in our cells that are waiting to be dug up, cultivated and nurtured so that we can and will produce a bountiful harvest of new possibilities. The seed is still alive within and all we need to do is soften up our soil by opening our hearts to feel love, joy and new-found hope. Time will take care of the rest.

Isn't it time to be recognized for all the great traits that you possess. When you plant seeds of hope towards others, you are expressing love and a spirit of possibilities. What would this world be like if we all stop judging others and start accepting them for who they are. We can learn to be open to the beliefs of others and their cultures if we focus on the things that bring us together instead of the characteristics that divide us. Let down your amour of fear and doubt and engage in a refreshing conversation with other that reveals another outlook on life that you haven't yet explored. You just might learn something new.

It is a distortion to believe that only your ways are the right ways. There are many doorways that are available to you to reach your destiny. When you plant seeds of hope and possibilities, you are encouraging others to do the same and just maybe we can, together, unearth a better way, a better product and a more inclusive attitude that will allow us together to reap our abundant flow.

The mercy of God is wide so why are we trying to have a narrow view of the people and world around us? Isn't it time to remove all of our obstacles and veils and take in the panoramic view of a world made up of a kaleidoscope of color that when joined together create a beautiful new world order. What a refreshing thought!

Joan Marie Ambrose -- Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker

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Blog Date: 
Monday, November 25, 2013